IN MEMORIAM: Some famous personalities who died in 2022

A day before All Souls’ Day, The Cavite Rising pays tribute to some notable personalities who died this year and left significant contributions to their respective industries.

A day before All Souls’ Day, The Cavite Rising pays tribute to some notable personalities who died this year and left significant contributions to their respective industries.

F. Sionil Jose

(December 3, 1924 – January 6, 2022)

He was a Filipino author and National Artist for Literature. He died at Makati Medical Center, where he was being prepared for an angioplasty when he passed away.

F. Sionil Jose. Photo from F. Sionil Jose Facebook page.

Romano Vasquez

(October 31, 1970 – January 23, 2022)

He was a former That’s Entertainment star and sexy actor. He peacefully passed away at his home.

Romano Vasquez. Photo from Romano Vasquez Facebook page.

Rustica Carpio

(August 9, 1930 – February 1, 2022)

Veteran film and theater actress Rustica Carpio died at the age of 91 due to complications from old age.

Rustica Carpio. Photo from

Luz Fernandez

(July 13, 1935 – March 5, 2022)

She was a Filipina radio and television actress who died of cardiac arrest while admitted in a Marikina hospital.

Luz Fernandez. Photo from

Gloria Sevilla

(January 31, 1932 – April 16, 2022)

She was a multi-awarded Filipina actress who earned the title “Queen of Visayan Movies” when she was still alive. She died in her sleep in Oakland, California at the age of 90.

Gloria Sevilla. Photo from

Fanny Serrano

(1950 – May 10, 2022)

Serrano is a well-known celebrity stylist and makeup artist who died peacefully in his sleep at his own home.

Fanny Serrano. Photo from

Susan Roces

(July 28, 1941 – May 20, 2022)

Dubbed as the “Queen of the Philippine Movies,” Roces died at the age of 80 due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

Susan Roces. Photo from Susan Roces Facebook Page

James Cooper

(1949 – May 29, 2022)

Cooper is a well-known Filipino makeup artist and hairstylist who died of a heart attack while making preparations for a Santacruzan in Laguna.

James Cooper. Photo by Richard Hinola

Shinzo Abe

(September 21, 1954 – July 8, 2022)

Abe is a prominent Japanese politician who was assassinated while delivering his campaign speech. He was recognized as Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo from

Phillip Lazaro

(June 12, 1971 – July 11, 2022)

Lazaro is a Filipino veteran comedian and director who passed away at the age of 51 due to multiple organ failure.

Phillip Lazaro. Photo from

Caloy Alde

(July 28, 1961 – July 22, 2022)

Alde is a veteran comedian known as the “Mr. Bean of the Philippines” and best known for his stage name “Ogag.” He died of a massive heart attack.

Caloy Alde. Screengrab from Wish Ko Lang

Fidel V. Ramos

(March 18, 1928 – July 31, 2022)

The 12th President of the Philippines, Ramos served from 1992 to 1998 and died because COVID-19 complications.

President Fidel Ramos. Photo from Philippine News Agency

Cherie Gil

(June 21, 1963 – August 5, 2022)

Gil is a well-known Filipina actress who earned the moniker La Primera Contravida. She died after battling a rare case of endometrial cancer.

Cherie Gil. Photo from

Lydia de Vega

(December 26, 1964 – August 10, 2022)

This Philippine sports icon and track legend passed away at the age of 57 after a four-year battle with breast cancer.

Lydia de Vega. Screengrab from SEAG Network video

Romy Suzara

(July 14, 1938 – August 22, 2022)

This veteran FIlipino film director passed away due to heart complications.

Romy Suzara. Photo from Tinik Facebook page

Queen Elizabeth II

(April 21, 1926 – September 8, 2022)

Queen Elizabeth II is United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch. She died of old age after reigning for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth II. Photo from

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