Brain and Lung Cancer Claim the Life of Comedian Redford White

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Vic Sotto, others mourn for the passing of comedian-actor Redford White, 54, who died July 25, 2010 and survived by his wife Elena, daughters Jerui and Jinky.

His passing jolted a fan

A startled fan learning of the news regarding Redford White’s death blurted: “The heavens shed tears to mourn for the passing of an honest and dedicated comedian”.
Yes- Veteran comedian Redford White passed away at 6:47 in the morning due to cancer of the brain and lungs on July 25, 2010, Sunday in his home in Novaliches, Quezon City. He was 54. He is survived by his wife Elena, daughters Jerui and Jinky.

White's illness veiled in secrecy

In July of 2008 it was reported that White began experiencing dizziness, difficulty in walking, and lack of balance, all of which the actor thought were simply symptoms of vertigo. His doctor advised him to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) but he politely refused.
It was only last February when he was told that he has Stage 4 brain and lung cancer. Little was known about his illnesses. Not even the media had a knowledge of them for White’s family kept the problem to themselves.

Last Farewell

A trusted friend Simon Serrano, told GMA News.TV that they “tried to consult with other doctors for him to survive, but he passed away this morning.” Jim Paredes, of the Apo Hiking Society also a close friend of White, related in an article that he visited him on Saturday. It was the last time he saw White alive. Paredes said he gave President Cory Aquino’s rosary to White. They hugged for the last time, exchanged love you, pre, had one good laugh, ingat pre and a trickle of tears before he left the room.

White was Eric Quizon's soul

His comrades in the business Eric Quizon and Leo Martinez likewise visited White in his home on July 20 before he was brought to a hospital in Quezon City.
Quizon deeply felt the loss of White. Here’s his message: “Today is one of the saddest days of my life. A truly honest and good man has passed away. Red was my partner. My Sol. We were One. I was the body, he was the soul. I was the vessel, he was the spirit. He was a man who believed in the craft and valued his work. He was a professional and dedicated actor that everybody admired…. He is now one with his Creator. We love you Red. We will miss you,”

Dolphy, others pay their last respects

ENTERTAINMENT Comedy King Dolphy, Vic Sotto and a host of others in the cinema and TV world paid their last respect to cancer-victim REDFORD WHITE.

  • / R.I.P. Redford White
  • / "Buddy En Sol" (1992)- Stars Eric Quizon, Redford White, Maritoni Fernandez and Aiko Melendez/with Rez Cortez, Meryl Soriano, Lou Veloso/ Directed by Boots ...
  • An OPM Heritage Tribute To The Pinoy Music Legends APO HIKING .../ myxph.
  • Eric Quizon Pictures - Eric Quizon Photo Gallery - 2015/
  • Dolphy | Dino Lara Blog /
  • Kapamilya Tribute: Redford White /
  • An Article by Devi Jemenea /

Deluge of mourners from twitter

Fans and colleagues in the industry mourned White’s passing on Twitter. It was reported that “Redford White” was at the top of the social microblogging site’s worldwide trending topics.
The Cebuano comedian was last seen on the boob tube via ABS-CBN’s “Kokey” (2007) and “Palos” (2008). Coincidentally, his last film was “Iskul Bukol: 20 years after (The Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure),” which was an entry in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival.

List of films and TV series Redford White was in:

1. "Palos" (2008) TV series .... Mario (2008)
2. Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After (The Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) (2008) .... Redford
---aka "Escaleras and Ungasis... 20 Years Later" - Philippines (English title)
---aka "Vic Ungasis en the Escaleras" - Philippines (English title)
3. "Kokey" (2007) TV series .... Nanding
4. "Daddy di do du" .... Bruce (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
--- Nais kita (2006) TV episode .... Bruce
--- Father's Day... happy ba? (2005) TV episode .... Bruce
--- A New Witch in Town (2005) TV episode .... Bruce
--- Back to School! (2005) TV episode .... Bruce
--- Iskul Bukol Tribute (2005) TV episode .... Bruce
5. Ispiritista: Itay, may moomoo! (2005)
6. Bestman: 4 Better, Not 4 Worse (2002) .... Carlos Miguel
--- aka "Bestman" - Philippines (English title) (short title)
7. Tar-San (1999) .... Tar
8. Isprikitik: Walastik kung pumitik (1999) .... Brando
9. Tik Tak Toys: My Kolokotoys (1999) .... Redford White
10. Ala eh... Con Bisoy! Hale-hale-hoy!: Laging panalo ang mga unggoy (1998)
11. Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong kitong (1998)
12. Haba-baba-doo! Puti-puti-poo! (1998) .... Mokong
13. I Do, I Die (Diyos ko Day) (1997) .... Mokong
14. Wanted Perfect Murder (1997) .... Elvis
15. Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes (1997) .... Luis
16. Neber-2-Geder (1996)
17. Si Lucio at si Miguel: Hihintayin kayo sa langit (1992) .... Lucio
-----aka "Lucio & Miguel" - Philippines (English title) (short title)
18. Buddy en Sol: Praybeyt depektibs (1992) .... Sol
19. Buddy en Sol (Sine ito) (1992) .... Sol
20. Captain Yagit (1989)
21. Code Name: Black & White (1988)
22. The Untouchable Family (1987)
23. Kumander Anting-Anting (1987)
24. Pulis iskwad (1987)
25. Lost and Found Command: Rebels Without Because (1987) .... Cpl. Akomplis
26. Rocky Tan-go IV (1986) .... Rocky
27. Cobrador (1986)
28. No Return No Exchange (1986)
29. I won, I won (Ang s'werte nga naman) (1986) .... Gunding
30. Tu-yay and His Magic Payong (1985) .... Emilio/Tuyay
31. Hee-Man: Master of None (1985)
32. Okey olarayt (1984)
33. Sekreta 'Ini' (1984)
34. Billy the Kid and the Sunshine Gid (1984)
35. Wrong Rangers (1984)
36. Rambo Tan-go (1984) .... Johnny Rambo Tango
-----aka "Johnny Rambo Tango" - Philippines (English title)
37. Darakula (1982) .... Darakula
38. Tartan (1981)
39. A Man Called 'Tolongges' (1981) .... Arizona Gid
40. Iskul bukol (Freshmen) (1980)
41. Bino & Klayd (1979) .... Bino
42. Soldyer! (1979)
43. "Iskul bukol" (1977) TV series .... (1977)
44. Three Men and a Lola (????)
1. "Super Laff-In" (1996) TV series .... Himself
Cipriano Cermeno in real life or REDFORD WHITE as a Comedian-Actor ROSE to fame during the ‘70s.

Video courtesy of You Tube: Redford White and Babalu Full Movie

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author avatar WOGIAM
4th Aug 2015 (#)

The world is losing one to many truly talented people, i have not heard about this man, but i pray that his sould will rest in peace.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
4th Aug 2015 (#)

Another talented and creative person is no longer with us. So young. Thanks for the update.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
6th Aug 2015 (#)

JOHNNYDOD, WOGIAM, SHERRI, I appreciate your job not to mention the star placement of this piece thanks. There was no dull moments seeing Redford White countenance and actions in movies. I like and miss him very much. Peace be with him and thanks for your concern.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Interesting post Pare!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Man is mortal, The diseases and various others reasons for death are just excuses. Ultimately we all going back to where we are from.. Question is are we prepared for the judgement day when every little acts will be questioned by God.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
15th Aug 2015 (#)

FERN, Indeed it is. For this man can evoke fun and laughter letting you forget worries even just for a while.
MD REZAUL, you've said it all right capped with a thought-provoking query.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Dec 2015 (#)

I got confused thinking this was a news this year but me tining Dolphy means R.White died not this year? Just the same this is a nice article remembering men who made us laugh.

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