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Tony Ferrer, veteran actor known for his Agent X-44 films, dies at 86


Veteran actor Tony Ferrer has died. He was 86.

The news was confirmed by his daughter Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso, who shared the update on Instagram Saturday.

“On 23 January 2021, our beloved father, friend, and Philippine movie industry treasure ANTONIO D. LAXA popularly known as TONY FERRER joined our Creator quietly in his sleep and in the comfort of his home. He was 86 years old,” she wrote.

Ferrer enjoyed a decades-long career as an actor, film director, and producer. He was known for his character Tony Falcon in the ’60s spy film series Agent X-44, which led him to be known as James Bond of the Philippines.

As reported on PEP.ph, entertainment writer Mell Navarro also shared the news on Facebook, saying that as relayed to him by Ferrer’s son Mark Laxa, the actor died Saturday at home in Pasig City due to existing heart illness.

“During his last days, he was surrounded by the care of his San Antonio family, the love of his children, and the joy and songs of his grandchildren. He was a remarkable, selfless man who always thought of others first, impacting a lot of lives on and off screen. We shall all remember him with fondness,” said Mutya.

“Following his last wishes, there will be no public viewing of his remains. In lieu of flowers and cards, an online mass and memorial shall be announced to family, relatives and friends shortly,” she added.

Apart from Mutya, a former beauty queen and actress, Ferrer’s children include actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. – RC, GMA News

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