The Filipino actor Robert Arevalo often remains in the limelight because of his amazing acting skills. He has been in the entertainment industry since 1960. He was best known for his several movies. Some of his works include Bangkay Kaming Hahakbangan, Akin ang Huling Awit, Carnival Queen, Paradise Inn, Magkaribal, My Dear Heart, and many more. Sadly, the veteran film actor breathed his last on 10 August 2023 and left an impact on the region.
A Life Remembered
According to official sources, Robert Arevalo’s eldest child named Anna Ylagan shared the news of his death through the official Facebook handle. Robert Francisco Ylagan died on 10 August 2023 (Thursday) at the age of 81 years old. His death news stunned a lot of people as the Filipino entertainment industry lost a shining star.
A Legacy of Excellence
Robert Arevalo has always dreamt of being an actor since a young age. After his studies, he gave auditions and gets selected because of his attractive personality and passion for acting. Reportedly, he started acting as a drama actor for Premiere Productions. After a lot of struggle, he debut his career in 1960 with the film ‘Huwag Mo Akong Limutin’.
Unfortunately, the movie was banned because of censorship issues. Afterward, he got a chance to play roles in various movies and television series. Some of his movies are Where I Am King, Dukot, Madame X, Damong Ligaw, Mulanay: Sa Pusod ng Paraiso, The Vizconde Massacre Story, Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas, Working Girls, etc. In addition to this, he has also done several television shows including My Dear Heart, Genesis, May Bukas Pa, Valiente, etc.
A Farewell and Gratitude
Robert’s death received a lot of condolence messages from his followers. Several fellow actors and television personality uses their social media handles to share their heartfelt condolences on his death. However, his legacy will be remembered for years. Well, the cause of his death is not known at the moment. His death cause has been kept secret by his family members. Hopefully, they will soon share the details about the same in the public domain.
Robert Arevalo’s Background
Robert Arevalo was the son of Guadalupe Francisco and Tito Arevalo. His dad named Tito Arevalo, whose real name is Eustacio Ylagan was a Filipino musician, composer, and film actor. Most of the family members are in the entertainment industry. His uncle named Angel Esmeralda is a well-known actor and director.
Talking about studies, Arevalo went to the Legarda Elementary School. Also, ge went to San Beda College. From Ateneo de Manila, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Awards and Nominations
The renowned actor, Robert Arevalo, has also won several awards and accolades because of his talent. According to the sources, in 1994, he won the Film Academy of the Philippines award in the Best Supporting Actor category for ‘Pangako ng Kahapon’.
Prior to that he also won awards in Metro Manila Film Festival (1990) for the Best Supporting Actor category for the ‘Ama, Bakit Mo Ako Pinabayaan?’ project. Afterward, he grabbed Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (1977) for Best Screenplay in the ‘Hubad na Bayani’ project. Furthermore, Arevalo grabbed the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences award (1965) for Best Actor in the ‘Ang Daigdig ng mga Api’ project.
As the news of Robert Arevalo’s passing spreads, the entertainment industry and his fans pause to remember the impact he had on their lives. His legacy lives on not only through his acclaimed performances but also through the memories and lessons he imparted. The wake to honor his memory is scheduled to take place over the weekend, providing an opportunity for friends, family, and admirers to pay their respects and bid farewell to an icon