By Netchai Moldes
Dick Israel's death marks a big loss in the entertainment industry, what with his notable portrayals especially as a villain.
When news broke out yesterday, October 11, that he already passed on, his colleagues in the industry were among those who paid tribute to his legacy.
Here are some messages that celebrities posted on their respective social media accounts:
Nadia Montenegro: "REST IN PEACE TATS!!! WE LOVE YOU! #RIPDickIsrael"
Iza Calzado: "So sad to hear this. My deepest condolences."
Paulo Avelino: "RIP Dick Israel. You will be greatly remembered. "
Frasco Mortiz: "I'd like to extend my condolences to the family and loved ones of the great Dick Israel."
In a TV interview by Philippine Star, Actors' Guild of the Philippines President Rez Cortez announced that the group will hold a tribute for the late actor.
Dick was aided by Damay Kamay Foundation, a charity group that gives assistance for medical emergencies among showbiz personalities. Celebrity members of this organization include Nadia Montenegro, Vivian Velez, Bianca Lapus, and Peter Serrano.
Dick, who is Ricardo Vizcarra Michaca, was discovered lifeless in his room last night, October 11. His wife Marlyn Michaca is currently in a coma due to aneurysm.
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