Veteran actor Dick Israel dies aged 68

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Veteran actor Dick Israel, who played mostly villain roles in various Filipino movies, dies at the age of 68.

Dick Israel, Ricardo Vizcarra Michaca in real life died Tuesday night, October 11, actress Vivian Velez has confirmed the news in a radio interview.

Israel suffered stroke in 2010 that affected his speech and left half of his body paralyzed.

Last July, Dick Israel made headline after his house in Caloocan City got destroyed by fire. Help and support pours in from his friends in showbiz industry.

He was recognized for his performance and won Best Supporting Actor award in the 1988 and 1994 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for Patrolman and Kanto Boy: Anak ni Totoy Guwapo movies.