After her father, veteran screen actor Tony Ferrer, passed away in his sleep due to heart illness and diabetic complications last January 23, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan paid tribute to him, who was also known as the “James Bond of the Philippines” after playing the role of spy Tony Falcon in Agent X-44 films in the ‘60s as well as having done an impressive filmography of local and foreign films.
On her Instagram account, Maricel wrote, “Mission Accomplished.🥋
“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.
“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.
We will always thank God in remembrance of our father. To all who have loved him and cared for X44, we shall be forever grateful. We appreciate all the messages we have been receiving. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
Maricel’s sister, Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso, also shared the same message on her Facebook account.
Tony Ferrer was an actor and producer for 47 years (1960 to 2007).