The 59-year-old actress Cherie Gil has passed away. Her talent manager Annabelle Rama shared the information on Facebook, writing:

Cherie Gil

Cherie Gil

Sid Lucero, Gil’s nephew, who also paid tribute to her, confirmed the story. On June 19, Gil made a joint social media post with Renee Perrine in which she referred to Perrine as her soul sister.

On August 5 at 5 a.m. in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York City, Cherie Gil passed away from cancer. She was grateful for the cancer centre where she was admitted last month.

Cherie’s bald picture was published in the magazine, and she claimed to have gotten rid of any clothing that bore any remnants of her former self.

Gil, who was born on May 12, 1963, gained notoriety as La Primera Contravida throughout the course of her 50-year career in Philippine cinema. She is also known as Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann and has won numerous awards at events including the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards, the ASEAN International Film Awards, and the Madrid International Film Festival.

Gil had her acting debut at the age of nine and was commonly chosen to play the friend’s daughter or another member of the actor’s family. Later, in 1978, she portrayed the main character in Bubot na Bayabas, a poorly received film.

Lily Monteverde, a film producer and entrepreneur, relaunched her through Problem Child, and she had a passable box office performance. She continues to make appearances in movies like Salawahan, Sugar Daddy, City After Dark, and others. She contributed to a number of other movies, including Beach House, Dancing Master, Girlfriend, and others.

Gil rose to fame for her portrayal of a naive WWII survivor in the cult movie Oro, Plata, Mata. From 1979 to 1981, she co-hosted German Moreno in Germany. She played the primary antagonist in Bituing Walang Ningning, and she is best known for her infamous phrase, “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!”

Along with several films, TV programmes, and stage productions, Cherie appeared in a number of teleseries and primetime shows. She made her acting debut in May Bukas Pa in 2000–2001 and then in Bituin in 2002–2003. Later, in 2006, she played Menang Medel in the adaptation of Gulong Ng Palad.

Gil was then cast in the 2010 fantasy comedy Grazilda and the 2011 fantasy comedy Magic Payalok. The latter only lasted for one season before she was cast in Time of My Life, another show.

Netizens pay tribute on Twitter

Due to her excellent performing, Cherie Gil has become a well-known name in the entertainment world throughout the years. People expressed their condolences on Twitter as soon as they learned of her passing:

Her spouse Rony Rogoff, as well as their children Bianca, Raphael, and Jeremiah David, survive her.