Nagbigay ng kaunting detalye ang former beauty queen at aktres na si Mutya Crisostomo Laxa (now married to Jinggoy Buensuceso at merong dalawang anak) sa kanyang Facebook account tungkol sa pagpanaw ng amang si Tony Ferrer na binansagang “James Bond of the Philippines.” Ayon kay Mutya, naging mapayapa ng pagpanaw ng iconic action star habang ito ay natutulog.
“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.
“Our Dad as Tony Ferrer became an action movie superstar with his most iconic role as Tony Falcon in the Agent X44 movie series. He appeared in 203 movies.
“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,” mensahe ni Mutya.
Idinagdag din niya na hindi magkakaroon ng public viewing para sa mga labi ni Tony. Isa raw ito sa hiling ng ama bago ito namatay.
“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,” lahad pa ni Mutya.