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Nora’s brother Eddie Boy passes away

Eddie Boy Villamayor back then, with sister Nora Aunor (center) and his Apat na Sikat teammate Winnie Santos

MANILA, Philippines – Eddie Boy Villamayor, the youngest brother of Nora Aunor, died at past 5 o’clock yesterday morning at the FEU Hospital in Fairview, Quezon City, where he was confined for more than one year after suffering a stroke.

“He was in his mid-50s,” said Nora’s cousin Lala Aunor, now a businesswoman semi-retired from showbiz. “The wake might be held at Mt. Carmel Church (Broadway St., Quezon City) but the interment, which will be at the family mausoleum at the Loyola Memorial Park in Parañaque, has yet to be announced.”

Eddie Boy was a member of the ‘70s teen group Apat Na Sikat which included Arnold “Notnot” Gamboa, Dondon Nakar, Winnie Santos (Vilma’s sister now based with her family in the US) and Lala herself. They were a regular in the late Ike Lozada’s show Big Ike’s Happening.

Eddie Boy also appeared in films mostly produced by Nora’s company, one of them Alkitrang Dugo (inspired by the classic Lord of the Flies by William Golding) directed by Lupita A. Kashiwahara.

Besides Nora, Eddie Boy is survived by his sister Tita (widow of actor Arnold Mendoza) who is based in the US. Their two deceased brothers were Ernesto and Oscar.

 

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