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Ace Vergel, from the 1996 Filipino motion picture, 'Seth Corteza'
|Born||Ace York Aguilar Vergel
January 22, 1952
|Died||December 15, 2007
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Other names||Alas, The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies|
|Parent(s)||Alicia Vergel and César Ramirez|
|Awards||Gawad Urian Best Actor 1989 Anak ng Cabron|
Ace York Aguilar Vergel (January 22, 1952 – December 15, 2007) was a Filipino actor dubbed "The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies". He was the son of the late film actors Alicia Vergel and César Ramirez, and brother of actress Beverly Vergel.
He was married to Maya Dela Cuesta and had a son Alejandro King Dela Cuesta Aguilar - Vergel.
He appeared in his first movie at the age of seven, where he played the friend of a giant bird in the 1959 film Anak ng Bulkan. The movie starred Fernando Poe Jr. and Edna Luna.
In 1989, Vergel won best actor at the Gawad Urian for his role in the film Anak ng Cabron.
In 2003, Vergel Was His Last Film Masamang Ugat From Viva Films.
In August 2007, a warrant of arrest was issued in Caloocan City for rape cases filed against him in 2000, but he was later released. He was also linked to illegal drugs, but the cases against him were dismissed.
Vergel died of a heart attack on December 15, 2007 at the age of 55 a day after the third death anniversary of his friend and fellow actor Fernando Poe Jr.
- "Actor Ace Vergel dies of cardiac arrest at age 55". GmaNews.tv. 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
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