- Actor Dick Israel made headlines after a Facebook user shared his photo on social media
- It turns out that Israel's house in Caloocan City was destroyed by fire
- He and his wife are now in dire need of food, clothes, medicine and finacial help
Actor Ricardo Michaca, more popularly known as Dick Israel, made rounds on the internet over the weekend after a Facebook user shared a photo showing the actor with a white beard and looking much older than what people remembered during his heyday.
According to the Facebook post, Israel is in dire need of help after a fire destroyed his Caloocan City house on Saturday.
“Dick Israel isa sa hinangaan natin artista. kontrabida at komedyante noong dekada 80′s. Matapos magkasakit, nadamay naman sa sunog ang kanyang tinitirahan. Sana may mag paabot sa kanya ng tulong sa mga naka sama nya sa industriya,” the Ikwento Mo Kay Delio Facebook page wrote.
(Dick Israel is one of the most admired actors of our generation. He starred in comedies and played villains in the 80’s. After getting sick, his house was also razed BY fire. Hopefully, the people he worked with in the showbiz industry will be able to give him help.)
The social media page added that the actor is in need of food, clothes and medicine.
The actor added in an interview that he was not able to save any of his belongings – even his wheelchair which he started using after suffering a stroke three years ago.
“Mabilis kumalat ang apoy (The fire spread quickly). That’s life, carry on,” Israel explained.
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“Tulungan sana siya, 'yung gamot na tine-take niya o pinansyal, o kung anong [maitutulong],” said Israel’s wife, Marilyn Mitchaca.
(Please help him, he needs medicine and financial aid or whetever you can give.)
The 68-year-old actor has appeared in more than 200 movies, including “Badil,” and “Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guapo.” He also won a best supporting actor award at the 1988 Metro Manila Film Festival for his role in “Patrolman.” His last project was a 2012 ABS-CBN TV series called “Kung Iiwan Mo.”
Vivian Velez, a former co-actor of Israel took to Facebook and urged her followers to help the troubled actor. She posted the details of the bank account where willing donors can donate. -DN, Kami Media