Published: Wednesday 07 November, 2018

RIP ‘Bangky’: Horror Film Actor ‘Bangkay’ Commits Suicide by Hanging in Quezon

Bangky suicide

Bangky in ‘Forevermore’. (ABS CBN)

Local actor Nonong de Andres, otherwise known as ‘Bangkay’, is dead. De Andres committed suicide on Tuesday morning inside a cottage in a resort in Quezon Province. Known as Bangkay, or Bangky to friends, because of his roles in horror films, he was 71 years old.

Bangky was one of two actors who became staples in local horror films. His female counterpart was Lilia Cuntapay, who usually essayed the role of a ghost, a white lady, a manananggal or an aswang. Cuntapay died two years ago.


Horror film king and queen: Bangky and Lilia Cuntapay.

Banky’s death was confirmed by his nephew, Powee Capino, who posted this message on Facebook:

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“Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of my Tito Nonong who passed away early this morning. He is more popularly known as “Bangkay” in horror movies and “Bangky” in Forevermore. This is aside from the hundreds of movies and tv appearances he was in throughout his acting career. He was 71.”

Bangky died of an apparent suicide, according to a GMA News report. Further investigation by PEP confirmed De Andres suicide by hanging himself inside a cottage at a resort in Plaridel, Quezon.

According to reports, the actor was suffering from depression.

One of the most memorable roles Bangky played, however, was not in a horror project. In ‘Forevermore’, the teleserye that launched the love team of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Bangky was the English-speaking native of the Mountain Province who became the friend Enrique’s character relied on for support.

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