Redford White, who became one of the top comedians in the '80s and '90s, passed away early this morning, July 25, at the age of 54.

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Comedian Redford White passed away at 6:47 a.m. today, July 25. He was 54.

According to Tweets from his friends, Redford died from complications of brain cancer. APO Hiking Society's Jim Paredes, a close friend of Redford, said in his Tweet that the comedian died "peacefully."

Redford was first seen in the TV sitcom Iskul Bukol of Tito, Vic & Joey in the late '70's. He played Mang Temi's (Bing Angeles) helper in the school cafeteria.

Because of his unique brand of comedy, Redford became one of the top comedians in the '80s starring in a string of hit movies like Boni & Klayd (1981) with Pia Moran, Darakula (1982), Wrong Mistake (1983) with Chiquito, Hee-Man: Master of None (1983) with Roderick Paulate, Billy the Kid and the Sunshine Gid (1984) with Jess Lapid Jr., Sekreta Ini (1984), S.W.A.K. (1985),  Johnny Rambo Tango (1984), No Return No Exchange (1986), The Untouchable Family (1988) with Regine Velasquez, and Captain Yagit (1989).

In the '90s, his tandem with Eric Quizon in the sitcom Buddy En Sol became so successful that they also made a series of films based on their TV characters.

Redford continued doing lead roles in movies in the '90s, like Neber 2 Geder (1996) with Andrew E, Pablik Enemi 1 N 2 (1997) with Dennis Padilla, Ala Eh Con Bisoy (1998) with Leo Martinez, Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong Kitong (1998) with Babalu, and Haba Baba Doo! Puti Puti Poo! (1998).

On TV, his last two shows were GMA-7's Daddy Di Do Du (2001-2007) and ABS-CBN's Kokey (2007).

The comedian, Cipriano Cermeno in real life, is survived by his wife Elena.

His remains lay in state at Sto. Niño de Maligaya Chapel in Caloocan City.