Singer-actor Fred Panopio passes away


Posted at Apr 23 2010 11:06 PM | Updated as of Apr 25 2010 07:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Actor and folk song singer Fred Panopio has passed away. He was 71.

Panopio died Thursday at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City due to cardiac arrest.

He rose to fame in the 60's and 70’s with hit songs such as "Ang Kawawang Cowboy", "Pitong Gatang" and "Tatlong Baraha".

He also appeared in several movies as well as television shows, the latest of which was at ABS-CBN noontime show Wowowee.