Actor 'Bangkay' dies

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) — Nonong de Andres, an actor who was frequently cast in horror films and most recently appeared in "Forevermore" as "Bangkay," has died Tuesday. He was 71.

His nephew, Powee Capino, broke the news on Facebook and asked for prayers for de Andres.

"Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of my Tito Nonong who passed away early this morning," Capino said.

While the cause of death remains unclear, Capino told CNN Philippines in a message that De Andres had been weak over the past few days and weeks na din [as well.]"

De Andres was last seen on screen on "Forevermore" and was paired with fellow horror veteran Lilia Cuntapay. She died in August 2016.

Prior to this, he frequently had small roles in horror films, often playing ghoulish creatures due to his ghastly appearance.

According to a 2015 ABS-CBN News report, De Andres was a Masbate native who first appeared in a bit part on "Kisame Street," which starred by Dolphy, Panchito and Nida Blanca.