Veteran actor Tony Ferrer, dubbed as Philippines’ James Bond, died on Saturday as confirmed by his daughter in a social media post. He was 86.
According to Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso, her father died in his sleep and in the comfort of his home in Pasig.
“During his last days, he was surrounded by the care of his San Antonio family, the love of his children, and the joy and songs of his grandchildren. He was a remarkable, selfless man who always thought of others first, impacting a lot of lives on and off screen. We shall all remember him with fondness,” the former actress and beauty queen wrote on Instagram.
Laxa-Buensuceso also added that it was her father’s wish not to have any public viewing of his remains.
“Following his last wishes, there will be no public viewing of his remains. In lieu of flowers and cards, an online mass and memorial shall be announced to family, relatives and friends shortly,” she said.
Born Antonio D. Laxa on June 12, 1934 in Macabebe, Pampanga, Ferrer had a decades-long career as an actor, film director, and producer. He had starred in 203 films before he retired as a screen star. His first film was Kilabot sa Barilan (1960) with Fernando Poe, Jr. He was better known for his character Tony Falcon in the ’60s spy film series Agent X-44, which earned him the moniker James Bond of the Philippines.
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