MANILA – Eddie Villamayor, the younger brother of veteran actress Nora Aunor, has passed away.
Villamayor was a teen star during the '70s.
One of his co-stars in the '70s variety show “Apat na Sikat,” Arnold Gamboa, took to Facebook to express his sadness over Villamayor’s death.
“Just received a very sad news this morning from Lala Aunor. Eddie Boy Villamayor passed away. Please pray for his eternal repose,” he wrote.
He added: “Pasensya na po if I am a bit emotional today. Kami pong lahat sa ‘Apat na Sikat’ ay puro magkababata kaya po kahit hindi ko kamag-anak si Eddie Boy ay nalulungkot po ako sa pagpanaw niya. Hindi pa kami artista, sina Lala, Eddie Boy at Winnie (Santos) ay kilala ko na kasi nagkikita kami ‘pag nagpupunta ako sa bahay nina Ate Guy at Ate Vi para maglaro kami.”
“Noong nagkaanak na sila, naging inaanak ko ang mga anak nila (Angelica Aunor and Ana Therese Santos Morales). At kahit hindi kami nagkikita nang madalas, alam ko sa puso ko na nagmamalasakit pa rin kami sa isa’t isa.
“To my dearest friend Buboy, today there shall be no more pain, no more heartaches, no more worries for you shall be in God’s heavenly kingdom where peace reigns eternal. Buboy, I will include you in my prayers – always.”
According to a report from the entertainment website Pep, Villamayor has been confined at the FEU Hospital since 2015 after he suffered a stroke.
He is also known for the movies “Alkitrang Dugo” (1975), “Banaue” (1975), “Niño Valiente” (1975) and “Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo” (1976).