Actor Johnny Delgado passed away Thursday afternoon after a long battle with lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph nodes, his daughter said. He was 61.
Ina Feleo, daughter of Delgado and wife director Laurice Guillen, made this confirmation in a text message to abs-cbnNEWS.com.
ABS-CBN News reported that Delgado died in his home past 1 p.m. He was surrounded by his family when he passed away. Bibeth Orteza, Delgado’s close friend, said the actor died peacefully.
Delgado was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Early this year, Delgado assured that he was responding well to chemotherapy.
A healthy and strong Delgado even attended the birthday celebration of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in February 2009. He announced there that he was in remission.
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