- Character actor Nonong de Andres died on the morning of November 6.
- He became a part of more than a hundred movies since 1980 and has appeared in hit series like ‘Forevermore’ and ‘Bagani.’
Veteran character actor Nonong de Andres whom viewers loved as “Bangky” in the LizQuen teleserye ‘Forevermore’ passed away on November 6, Tuesday.
The sad news was announced on Facebook by his nephew, Powee Capino. He urged everyone to pray for his Tito Nonong who often played the role of ghosts or corpses in local films.
Nonong de Andres’ name and contribution to local films and television may not be stellar but he has carved a niche for himself in all his years of stay in an industry he so loved. Nonong started as an extra in horror and comedy movies from the 1980s to the 1990s. He appeared in more than a hundred films, but decided to leave the industry for a while due to low pay.
He appeared in films such as ‘The Quick Brown Fox’ (1980), ‘Salamamgkero’ (1986), ‘Ako ang Batas: General Karingal’ (1990), ‘My Funny Valentine’ (1990), ‘Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!’ (1991), ‘Pangako sa ‘Yo’ (1992), ‘Shake Rattle & Roll V’ (1994), ‘Oki Doki Doc’ (1996), and ‘Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako’ (2012), among many others.
He was asked to take care of his friend’s son until the boy went to the United States to study. In 2005, he began managing a beach resort owned by a mayor. He stuck with it for eight years with the same zealousness with which he dealt with life, both onscreen and off .
Nonong then took on a role in Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s hit ABS-CBN series, ‘Forevermore.’ He became part of the “loveteam” BangLi alongside the late Lilia Cuntapay for their roles in the show.
His last appearance was in ‘Bagani.’
Nonong’s former co-stars posted about his passing on their personal social media accounts. Liza Soberano shared her wish to hug her ‘Tito Bangky’ one last time.
On the other hand, Enrique Gil uploaded some stills of his scenes with the veteran actor from ‘Forevermore.’