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Cherie Gil Passes away at 59

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The actress is best recognised for her iconic roles in the movies “Oro, Plata, Mata” and “Bituing Walang Ningning.”

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Filipino capital MANILA Cherie Gil, a famous person, passed away on Friday, August 5. She was 59.

Her nephew, actor Sid Lucero, told GMA News that she had passed away.

According to her most recent Facebook posts, Cherie has been receiving treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Cherie’s family, which also included her parents Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, brothers Mark Gil (+) and Michael de Mesa, had contacts to the entertainment world, which allowed her to get her start in the business early. Before getting the lead role in Problem Child at the age of 15, where she co-starred with her mother, she received supporting parts in a number of films.

In her subsequent roles, Cherie played Lavinia Arguelles in films including Manila by Night (1980), Oro, Plata, Mata (1982), and Bituing Walang Ninging (1985), in which she delivered the now-famous line, “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying-hard imitation!”

Cherie had an 11-year break from the entertainment industry to focus on her family, but she made a comeback with the 1994 movie Sugatang Puso, which earned her the Best Supporting Actress award at the Metro Manila Film Festival.

She received her first Gawad Urian Award in 2018 for a brief performance in Citizen Jake.

She continued performing in movies far into her fifties, taking on a variety of parts in both the one-woman show Full Gallop, which she also produced, and the Atlantis Productions production Angels in America.

Throughout the pandemic, she evolved into an acting mentor and started giving online classes for aspiring and seasoned actors.

She revealed in February 2022 that she had left the Philippines and relocated to New York to be with her kids.

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