Veteran actor Johnny Delgado succumbed to lymphoma or cancer of the lymph nodes on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1:20 p.m. He was 61.
He is survived by his wife Laurice Guillen and his two daughters, Anna and Ina Feleo.
Delgado, real name Juan Marasigan Feleo, was diagnosed with what was initially thought as colon cancer in 2008. The result of an overlooked biopsy test corrected the findings to lymphoma.
In February 2009, the late actor was reported to have been responding positively to treatments. He last appeared on the ABS-CBN teleserye, “May Bukas Pa,” as Tatay Ben, a kidnapper who enslaves his victims to beg for money in the streets.
The award-winning actor's most acclaimed performances include the film, “Tanging Yaman,” and the teleserye, “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.”
As of this writing, details about his funeral service are yet to be announced.