In a Facebook post of actress Vivian Velez, she confirmed that veteran actor Dick Israel has passed away.
According to her,
Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. RIP Dick IsraelIsrael, 57, best known for taking on villain roles on the big and small screens, suffered a stroke in 2010 that left half his body paralyzed and impaired his speech.
Recently, a Facebook post about him went viral after a fire razed his house in Caloocan City last July 2.
Help pours in from his friends and colleagues within and outside showbiz including Nadia Montenegro, Nikki Valdez, Vivian Velez, Ricardo Cepeda, Roderick Paulate, Rita Avila, Marvin Agustin, Efren Reyes, etc.