Bernard 'Palos' Bonnin dies of stroke

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2009 10:25 AM | Updated as of Nov 23 2009 08:03 PM

MANILA - Veteran actor Bernard Bonnin died on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 70.

The cause of death was multiple organ failure due to diabetes. According to reports, Bonnin had been confined at a hospital for weeks before his passing.

His non-showbiz wife was with him during his final days, according to reports. 

Bonnin's last television appearance was ABS-CBN's "Palos" starring Jake Cuenca. "Palos" was a television series based on Bonnin's 1965 hit film of the same title.

Bonnin, who was born on Sept. 8, 1939, started his career as a contract star of LVN Pictures. He was introduced in the film "Sparring Partner." His big break though was "Palos," which eventually earned him the moniker "Palos ng Pinilakang Tabing."

Bonnin was the father of beauty queen turned actress-host Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach and actor Richard Bonnin. He also had a son with his former LVN screen partner Lourdes Medel, and two children with his non-showbiz wife.
 
The actor's remains lay in state at The Heritage Park in Taguig City.