Veteran comedian Prospero Luna dies of stroke


Posted at Jul 26 2010 10:59 AM | Updated as of Jul 26 2010 07:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Veteran actor-comedian Prospero Luna passed away after suffering a stroke in the United States last July 23. He was 79.

Reports said that the actor's remains lay in state at Funeraria Nacional in Quezon City.

Luna, considered one of the best character actors during the 60s, was known for his long-running role in the popular TV series "Buhay Artista."

His hit films were "Swinging Jet–Age," "Gigolo–Gigolet–Nagkagulo–Nagkagalit" and "Buhay Bombero."

He was also part of Dolphy's comedy film "Dr. Yes."

Veteran comedian Prospero Luna, who died of stroke, appeared in one of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" anniversary episodes. The above photo is one of his MMK scenes. 

Luna, who migrated to Oroville, California, was featured in US indie comedy film "Corky's Hot Ice" in 2008.

The actor's last television appearance was in ABS-CBN's “Maalaala Mo Kaya” last year. The MMK episode titled "Cap" was one of the 5 anniversary episodes of MMK.

Three of the special episodes, including "Cap," were shot in the US.