It’s been 6 years since young actor AJ Perez was last seen on TV. The talented celebrity from ABS-CBN was unfortunately involved in a tragic accident which took his life on April 17, 2011.
It was reported in the news that AJ sustained multiple head injuries when their car was hit by a bus and a truck at Paniqui, Tarlac. This incident deeply saddened his fans, friends, and loved ones.
The actor was at the peak of his career during that time and had many ongoing projects with the Kapamilya network. The latest, and unfortunately the last one he was able to do is a leading role in the longest running drama anthology ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’.
He starred alongside child actor Bugoy Cariño as he portrayed a homeless and orphaned 17-year-old, who decided to travel all the way to Samar with his 11-year-old brother to search for their relatives.
In the story, the two brothers had to travel for more than 500 kilometers from Manila all the way to Samar without any money and food.
Along the way, they meet certain people who helped them out with their journey. However, the show focused more on the love that the brothers have for each other which gave them strength and determination to reach the end of their long journey home.
This show meant a lot to AJ as he Tweeted non-stop about it before his death. The show still aired on April 30, 2011 making it AJ’s final appearance on TV.
Despite being gone for six years, his fans and loved ones still remember the time when AJ was still alive.
His brother Gello Perez posted a throwback photo them on Instagram. The photo shows the brothers when they were still little kids.
His wrote in his post: “Six years since you left, but there was never a day I don't think about you.”
AJ’s former girlfriend also commemorated his death on her Twitter account. She posted a black and white photo of AJ with the caption “Six years ago today. Praying even more that that smile is still as bright as you watch us.”
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