An alleged photo of veteran actor Dick Israel, as posted by a certain Sidemiod Francisco Datanam, circulated on Facebook on Sunday, July 3.
The post was captioned, “Sana mkatulong tayo. Idol Dick Israel nasunugan po siya sa Bagong Barrio Brgy 144. Pls. share.”
Famous for his kontrabida roles, Dick Israel has starred in many action and comedy films such as Batas ng Lansangan, Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2 and Pakners, among others. He was also known for his role as John Lloyd Cruz’ adopted father in the ABS-CBN teleserye Maging Sino Ka Man. Dick has been in the industry since the 1970s, and his last movie was Boy Golden in 2013.
In 2010, Dick suffered a stroke which led to a fund-raising activity supported by his celebrity friends.