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‘Oro, Plata, Mata’ Actress Cherie Gil’s Cancer Led to Death

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Award-winning character actress known for her iconic roles in ‘Oro, Plata, Mata’, and ‘Bituing Walang Ningning, Cherie Gil’s cancer caused her passing at the age of 59, on Friday,  August 5, 2022.

May the gorgeous angel rest in heaven. Our team sends its thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends, and fans.

Her nephew, actor Sid Lucero, confirmed the tragic death news. Actress-talent manager Annabelle Rama also first announced the news on Facebook, writing, “CHERIE GIL JUST PASSED AWAY AT 5 PM TODAY PLEASE PRAY FOR HER.”

She and her parents Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and brothers Mark Gil (+) and Michael de Mesa, Cherie played in a showbiz clan and had an early beginning in entertainment; after that she received supporting roles in different movies before bagging the main role at the age of 15 in the film Problem Child, starring opposite her mother.

Beloved Cherie additionally starred in films including Manila by Night in 1980, Oro, Plata, Mata in 1982, and as Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Singing in 1985, the film where the actress spoke the now-iconic line “you’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!”

She was born as Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann and was considered as one of the best actresses in the history of Philippine cinema. Although Gil kicked off in show business when she was so young as she belongs to the well-known Eigenmann family of actors, she had her most significant breaks when she played in the 1980 Ishmael Bernal classic “Manila By Night” then the 1982 Peque Gallaga masterwork “Oro, Plata, Mata.”

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Cherie Gil’s Cancer Became Her Cause of Death

Cherie Gil’s cancer was announced as her cause of death. In September 2014, Cherie’s brother, also a famous actor, Mark Gil, lost his life because of cirrhosis of the liver, arising from cancer of the liver, at the age of 52.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

Award-winning character actress Cherie Gil's cancer caused her passing at the age of 59

In her career that lasted about 5 decades, she gained many awards, such as Best Actress for “Mana” in Madrid International Film Festival in 2015, and Movie Supporting Actress of the Year for “Citizen Jake” at the 2019 PMPC Star Awards.

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Cherie was also a noted theater actress and appeared as great personalities such as Diana Vreeland and Maria Callas in globally-acclaimed stage shows.

Cherie leaves behind her parents, the “Elvis Presley of the Philippines” Eddie Mesa and actress Rosemarie Gil who are both in their 80s; her brother Michael de Mesa, who just covered the closing of the top-rating ABS-CBN series “Ang Probinsyano“; Jay Eigenmann, Cherie’s son with star Leo Martinez; and daughter Bianca and son Raphael Rogoff, her children with ex-husband Roni Rogoff, a popular violinist.


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