Richie D'Horsie

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Richie D'Horsie
Born Ricardo Reyes
(1957-09-13)September 13, 1957
Manila, Philippines
Died April 17, 2015(2015-04-17) (aged 57)
Manila, Philippines
Resting place Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City
Nationality Philippine
Other names Richie D'Horsie
Occupation comedian, actor
Years active 1979–2011
Spouse(s) Joy Reyes

Richie D'Horsie (September 13, 1957 – April 17, 2015) was a Filipino actor and comedian.

Early life[edit]

D'Horsie was born in Manila, Philippines, as Ricardo Reyes.

Career[edit]

D'Horsie rose to fame as a sidekick to Tito, Vic and Joey. He made his television debut on "Discorama." The comedian also became part of "Iskul Bukol" in 1978 and joined "Eat Bulaga" in 1979.

Pepsi Paloma Gang Rape Case[edit]

In 1982 the 15-year old actress Pepsi Paloma accused D'Horsie and fellow comedians Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon of gang raping and taking photos of her on June 21 in a room at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City.[1] On July 31, Paloma's manager Rey dela Cruz lodged a formal complaint with Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile. On August 18, Paloma filed charges of rape and acts of lasciviousness against the three television personalities before the Quezon City fiscal's office.[2] The crime of rape at the time, carried the death penalty in the Philippines, and to prevent his brother and his cohorts from being sent to the electric chair, Tito Sotto quickly went to see Paloma while she was still securing the services of Atty. Rene Cayetano. According to Paloma, Tito Sotto coerced her into signing an "Affidavit of Desistance" to drop the rape charges against his brother and cohorts[3]—Tito Sotto had allegedly placed a pistol on the table in front of Paloma when he went to talk to her.[4]

In exchange for the dismissal of the charges of rape, Vic Sotto, de Leon and D'Horsie issued a public apology towards Paloma stating:

"We hope that you will not allow the error we have committed against you to stand as a stumbling block to that future which we all look forward to. We therefore ask you to find it in your heart to pardon us for the wrong which we have done against you."[5]

Three years later, Paloma was found dead in an apparent suicide.[6] Dela Cruz was murdered years later.[7]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Title Role Network Year
Iskul Bukol Richie IBC 1977-1990
Eat Bulaga! co-host RPN 1979–85
T.O.D.A.S.: Totally Outrageous Delightful All-Star Show Himself IBC 1981-1989
Ful Haus Coco GMA Network 2007–09
My Darling Aswang Tom TV5 2010–11

Movies[edit]

Title Role Year
Swing It Baby Man in the Meeting Room 1979
Rock Baby Rock 1979
Iskul Bukol the Movie Richie 1980
Palpak Connection 1981
Iskul Bukol 2 Richie 1981
Tartan 1981
Si Ako at Tres Musikeros Orsi 1982
Tatlo Silang Tatay Ko 1982
Goodah 1984
Give Me Five! 1984
Okey Olrayt! 1984
I Won, I Won! Ang Swerte Nga Naman! 1985
Mama Said, Papa Said, I Love You! 1985
Doctor Soctor, We Are Sick 1985
Little Boy Blue: Tiny Terrestrial Kuya Freddie 1990
Crocodile Jones: The Son of Indiana Dundee 1990
Kabayo Kids Don Horacio Caballero 1990
Samson en Goliath 1990
Okay Ka Fairy Ko the Movie Drug Dealer 1991
Tough Guys 1992
The Return of Long Ranger & Tonton: How the West Was Wrong Horsie 1992
Boy Anghel: Utak Polboron 1992
Ano Ba Yan? Agang Bungal 1992
Okay Ka, Fairy Ko Part 2 1992
Ano Ba Yan? 2 Agang Bungal 1993
Ang Kuya Kong Siga 1993
Pandoy: Ang Alalay ng Panday Kadyo 1993
Tunay na Magkaibigan, Walang Iwanan, Peksman! 1994
Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Labada, Darling! 1994
Once Upon a Time in Manila Tom 1994
Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka: Daddy Ka Na, Mommy Ka Pa! 1995
Enteng en da Shaolin Kid 1996
Iskul Bukol 20 Years After: The Ungasis and Escaleras Advanture Richie 2008
Tulak 2009
LOL: Love On Line 2009
Ang Darling Kong Aswang Tom 2009
Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak Hospital Patient 2011

Death[edit]

D'Horsie died at the age of 57 on April 17, 2015, due to complications brought about by diabetes, kidney failure and brain stroke, reports said. His wake was at Loyola Memorial Park Marikina City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.theepochtimes.com/pepsi-paloma-rape-what-really-happened_545269.html
  2. ^ del Carmen, Cristina P. (September 29, 1982). "It Hurts Only When They Laugh". Who. 
  3. ^ Rodis, Rodel (March 5, 2014). "The rape of Pepsi Paloma". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  4. ^ Jimenez-David, Rina (November 3, 2012). "Jimmy Savile and our own 'lovable louts'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  5. ^ "_". People's Journal. October 13, 1982. 
  6. ^ Rodis, Rodel (March 15, 2014). "Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  7. ^ Smith, Chuck D. (July 20, 2017). "I am the son of a dead '80s bold star". Esquire.