Actor Miko Palanca.


Filipino actor Mico Palanca dies at 41


DUBAI – Filipino actor Mico Palanca died on Monday (December 9), according to media reports. He was 41.

Unconfirmed reports have circulated that Palanca plunged to his death from a San Juan City building. Police have yet to reveal details surrounding his death.

Palanca, the younger brother of actor Bernard Palanca, starred in various movie and TV roles, including “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay”. In 2003, he starred opposite Bea Alonzo in “It Might Be You”.

Stars give tribute

Tributes poured in on social media for the actor, including the Film Academy of the Philippines, which expressed their condolences to the actor’s family.

TV host Boy Abunda also sent his condolences and told viewers of Tonight With Boy Abunda: “Let’s continue to pray for the soul of Mico Palanca”.

Meanwhile, Palanca’s former manager, Monch Novales, posted on social media: “I will miss you Miko! I love you forever”.

Palanca first broke into show business in the weekly show Tabing Ilog. His latest acting stint was 2019’s “Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit”.

Reports of suicide

According to PUSH entertainment news, the actor jumped off a building in San Juan City on Monday afternoon. Citing a source, PUSH reported that Palanca was seen on CCTV entering the premises.

A police report confirmed that an unidentified man was found dead in the area but that the deceased only carried a mobile phone with him.

The Palanca family of the prestigious Palanca Awards—the Pulitzer Prize of the Philippines—have yet to issue a statement on the circumstances surrounding his death. ICA/Expat Media


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