Veteran actor Romeo Vasquez passes away

• Veteran actor Romeo Vasquez passed away in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017
• He was 74
• Vasquez was one of the former matinee idol of Philippine cinema

Veteran actor Romeo Vasquez passed away on May 2, 2017 (May 3 in Manila) in Los Angeles. He was 74.

Born Roberto Sumilang, Romeo “Bobby” Vasquez was one of the former matinee idols of Philippine cinema and was married to veteran actress Amalia Fuentes. He was the father of the late Liezel Sumilang Martinez – actor Albert Martinez’s wife.

The veteran actor’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter Allyanna Martinez via a series of Instagram posts.

“I love you Lolo Bobby. Say Hi to Mama for me. Why are the good ones always gone too soon,” one post reads.

“Reunited now in heaven with Mama on her 32nd wedding anniversary #LoloBobby,” Alyanna captioned a photo of her mother Liezl Martinez with his grandpa Bobby.

Reunited now in heaven with Mama on her 32nd wedding anniversary ?? #LoloBobby

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Albert Martinez described his father-in-law as his “best friend.”

“My Father-in-law. My best friend ..you will be missed #romeovasquez,” Martinez wrote. “Gone to soon.”

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