70s matinee idol Jojit Paredes passes away at 68

PHOTO: Jojit Paredes on Facebook

PHOTO: Jojit Paredes on Facebook

A huge matinee idol in the 1970s, singer-actor Jojit Paredes passed away on September 24 (September 25 in Manila time) in his home at Los Angeles, California. He was 68 years old.

It was his sister Trinity who confirmed the heartbreaking news via Facebook.

"It is with our deepest grief and sadness to announce that our beloved brother Jojit who we love so much passed away this morning here in Los Angeles.  Please pray for him." she wrote.

Paredes' family, the day after, also released a statement through his official Facebook page. Read the official statement below!

 

It is with our deepest grief and sadness to announce that our beloved brother Jojit who we love so much passed away this morning here in Los Angeles. Please pray for him.

Posted by Trinity C. Paredes on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
 

Today we say goodbye to Jojit Paredes, who passed away peacefully today in Los Angeles, surrounded by loved ones. He...

Posted by Jojit Paredes on Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Paredes is widely remembered for his cover of Daniel Boone's Beautiful Sunday---his biggest hit.

As an actor, he was notable for being paired with veteran actresses Nora Aunor, Gina Alajar, and Vilma Santos.

After migrating in the United States in 1985, Paredes staged a reunion concert titled Twofus... Reunion of Friends with Ronnie Henares in the Philippines last September 2018, held at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino.

You will be missed, Sir Jojit! May you rest in peace.

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