Actress Cherie Gil, 59, has passed away. Her talent manager Annabelle Rama shared the information on Facebook, writing:
Sid Lucero, Gil’s nephew, who also paid tribute to her, confirmed the story. On June 19, Gil shared a social media post with Renee Perrine, in which she referred to Perrine as her soul sister.
At 5 a.m. on August 5, Cherie Gil passed away from cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York City. She was thankful for the cancer center where she was admitted last month.
Cherie’s bald picture was published in the magazine, and she claimed to have gotten rid of any clothing that had any remnants of her former self on it.
Gil, who was born on May 12, 1963, rose to fame as La Primera Contravida during her 50-year career in Filipino cinema. Also known as Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann, she has won numerous awards at events including the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards, the ASEAN International Film Awards and the Madrid International Film Festival.
Gil made her acting debut at the age of nine and was frequently chosen to play the actor’s boyfriend’s daughter or another family member. Later, in 1978, she portrayed the main character in Bubot na Bayabas, a poorly received film.
Lily Monteverde, a film producer and entrepreneur, relaunched it through Problem Child and had a passable box office performance. She continues to appear in films such as Salawahan, Sugar Daddy, City After Dark and others. She has acted in a number of other films including Beach House, Dancing Master, Girlfriend and others.
Gil is best known for her portrayal of a naïve WWII survivor in the cult film Oro, Plata, Mata. From 1979 to 1981 she was co-presenter of German Moreno in Germany. She played the main antagonist in Bituing Walang Ningning, and she is best known for her infamous line, “You’re nothing but a second-rate dogged imitator!”
In addition to several films, television programs, and stage productions, Cherie has appeared in a number of television series and primetime shows. She made her acting debut in May Bukas Pa in 2000-2001 and in Bituin in 2002-2003. Later, in 2006, she played Menang Medel in the adaptation of Gulong Ng Palad.
Gil was then cast in the 2010 fantasy comedy Grazilda and 2011 fantasy comedy Magic Payalok. The latter only lasted one season before being cast in another show, Time of My Life.
Netizens pay tribute on Twitter
Due to her excellent performance, Cherie Gil has become a household name in the entertainment world over the years. People took to Twitter to express their condolences upon learning of her death:
She is survived by her spouse Rony Rogoff and their children Bianca, Raphael and Jeremiah David.