Cherie Gil, an actress, passed suddenly on August 5 at the age of 59 after a brief illness. The announcement was made public on her Facebook page by her talent manager Annabelle Rama, who wrote:
The news was also confirmed by Sid Lucero, who was Gil’s nephew. He also paid respect to her after learning of her passing. Gil’s most recent social media post was a conversation she had on June 19 with Renee Perrine, in which she referred to Perrine as her “soul sister.”
At five in the morning on August 5, Cherie Gil passed away at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York City. She had been battling cancer. She had a positive impression of the oncology facility where she had been hospitalised the previous month.
The magazine published a picture of Cherie with her hair cut short, and she commented that she had gotten rid of the outfits that bore traces of her past.
Gil was given the moniker “La Primera Contravida” due to the significant impact she had on Philippine cinema during the course of her fifty-year career, which began on May 12, 1963. She is also recognised by the stage name Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann, and she has won a number of awards at film festivals such as the ASEAN International Film Awards, the Madrid International Film Festival, and the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards.
Gil had her acting debut when she was just nine years old, and she was frequently cast as the daughter of the lead actor or a part of a friend’s circle in the roles that she played. Gil made her acting debut when she was just nine years old. After that, in 1978, she performed the lead part in Bubot na Bayabas, despite the fact that the film was mostly overlooked at the time.
She was reintroduced to the public by Lily Monteverde, an entrepreneur and film producer, in the film Problem Child, which was a somewhat successful venture at the box office. She maintained her acting career by appearing in films such as City After Dark, Sugar Daddy, Salawahan, and many others. In addition, she had roles in a number of other movies, including Beach House, Dancing Master, Girlfriend, and others.
Oro, Plata, Mata is considered a classic in the subculture because of Gil’s depiction as a naive woman whose life is profoundly altered by World War II. Between the years 1979 and 1981, she was a co-host of the show German Moreno in Germspesyal. She played the primary antagonist in the film Bituing Walang Ningning, and the statement, “You’re nothing but a second rate, trying hard copycat!” became a household phrase as a result of her performance.
In addition to appearing in a number of films, television shows, and stage productions, Cherie starred in a number of teleseries and primetime shows. Her first role was in the soap opera May Bukas Pa, which she played from 2000 to 2001. After that, she played the role of Bituin from 2002 to 2003. After that, in 2006, she took on the role of Menang Medel in the remade version of Gulong Ng Palad.
The following year, in 2010, Gil was cast in the fantasy series Grazilda, and the following year, in 2011, he appeared in the comic fantasy series Magic Payalok. She went on to star in another series, Time of My Life, when the second show was cancelled after only one season of airing.
Netizens pay tribute on Twitter
Because of her impeccable acting, Cherie Gil has become a well-known figure in the entertainment world over the course of all these years. When news of her passing spread, people took to Twitter in droves to pay their respects:
Her husband Rony Rogoff and her children Bianca, Raphael, and Jeremiah David are the only people who will remember her.