TV and film driector Gilbert Perez passed away last night, July 16.He was 48.
The director, who was known to his friends and colleagues asManong Gilbert, suffered a heart attack last July 1 on the set of his newABS-CBN drama series, A Time For Us, starring Jericho Rosales and Malaysianactress Carmen Soo. He was rushed to St. Luke's Medical Center where heunderwent an angioplasty on the same day.
But, unfortunately, he never recovered.
Manong Gilbert's friends from the industry held a fundraising show last July 10 at Esquinita for his hospitalization. The show reportedly raised P2 million.
Some of Manong Gilbert's credits as a TV director are thefollowing: Maalaala Mo Kaya; Arriba,Arriba; Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka; Bituing Walang Ningning; Super Inggo; SuperInggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis; Maging Sino Ka Man Book 2; and Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara.
Some of the films he directed are Kahit Isang Saglit, Trip, Jologs, Dreamboy, and Supah Papalicious. All these films wereproduced by Star Cinema, the film company of ABS-CBN, where Manong Gilbertspent most of his career as a director.