Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comedian Redford White is Dead

Comedian Redford White, 54, died from complications of brain cancer at 6:47 a.m. today, July 25.

Redford was first seen in the TV sitcom Iskul Bukol of Tito, Vic & Joey in the late '70's. He also stars in some of the hit comedy movies in the '80s like Boni & Klayd (1981) with Pia Moran, Darakula (1982), Wrong Mistake (1983) with Chiquito, Hee-Man: Master of None (1983) with Roderick Paulate, Billy the Kid and the Sunshine Gid (1984) with Jess Lapid Jr., Sekreta Ini (1984), S.W.A.K. (1985), Johnny Rambo Tango (1984), No Return No Exchange (1986), The Untouchable Family (1988) with Regine Velasquez, and Captain Yagit (1989).

In the '90s, his tandem with Eric Quizon in the sitcom Buddy En Sol became so successful that they also made a series of films based on their TV characters.

Redford continued doing lead roles in movies in the '90s, like Neber 2 Geder (1996) with Andrew E, Pablik Enemi 1 N 2 (1997) with Dennis Padilla, Ala Eh Con Bisoy (1998) with Leo Martinez, Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong Kitong (1998) with Babalu, and Haba Baba Doo! Puti Puti Poo! (1998).

On TV, his last two shows were GMA-7's Daddy Di Do Du (2001-2007) and ABS-CBN's Kokey (2007).

The comedian, Cipriano Cermeno in real life, is survived by his wife Elena.

His remains lay in state at 139 Sto. Ni�o St., Maligaya Subdivision in front of SM Fairview, Quezon City.

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