Actor Mark Gil passes away at 52
He died peacefully in his sleep in the arms of his wife, Maricar, and surrounded by family
InterAksyon.com reported on today that veteran actor Mark Gil passed away Monday morning, according to his manager, June Rufino, and ex-wife, actress Bing Pimentel.
Gil, whose real name was Raphael Joseph de Mesa Eigenmann, was the middle child of actors Eddie Mesa (Eduardo Eigenmann) and Rosemarie Gil, and brother to actors Michael de Mesa and Cherie Gil. He fathered actor Sid Lucero (Timmy Eigenmann) by Pimentel; actor Gabby Eigenmann and Ira Eigenmann by actress Irene Celebre; and actress Andi Eigenmann by actress Jaclyn Jose. He also married Maricar Jacinto-Eigenmann in 1996.
He is best known for his role in the film Batch ’81, and has won two Best Actor awards for Rotonda in 2006 and Alon in 2008. His last acting credits include the soap opera The Legal Wife.
Gil died just 24 days shy of his 53rd birthday. In a report published by GMA News late Monday afternoon, his family revealed that Gil was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2012, but chose not to disclose his disease to the public. According to the statement his family released, "He died peacefully in his sleep in the arms of his wife, Maricar, and surrounded by family."