September 13, 1957
April 17, 2015 (aged 57)|
|Resting place||Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City|
|Other names||Richie D'Horsie|
Richie D'Horsie (September 13, 1957 – April 17, 2015) was a Filipino actor and comedian.
D'Horsie was born in Manila, Philippines, as Ricardo Reyes.
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
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. 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. 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—Tito Sotto had allegedly placed a pistol on the table in front of Paloma when he went to talk to her.
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."
|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|
|Swing It Baby||Man in the Meeting Room||1979|
|Rock Baby Rock||1979|
|Iskul Bukol the Movie||Richie||1980|
|Iskul Bukol 2||Richie||1981|
|Si Ako at Tres Musikeros||Orsi||1982|
|Tatlo Silang Tatay Ko||1982|
|Give Me Five!||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|
|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|
|LOL: Love On Line||2009|
|Ang Darling Kong Aswang||Tom||2009|
|Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak||Hospital Patient||2011|
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.
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