Tyron Perez dead on Dec. 29 - death anniversary of Miko Sotto

Tyron Perez was found dead inside a car in Valenzuela City Thursday night,
December 29, 2011.

Tyron Perez photo

According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Tyron Perez (real name: Jojo Malonzo Perez) was found dead while at the backseat of a black Toyota Altis car along Barangay Ugong in Valenzuela City.

He died of a gunshot wound on his head with the gun found near his body.

Police investigators
initially deemed Tyron's death as a suicide, but they're not ruling
out the possibility of a foul play.

Investigation further stated that the car was parked at the area since morning the same day.

'Bandila' news anchor Boy Abunda shared last night on the show that according to his sources, the vehicle was parked near the residence of Tyron's friend,
where the actor was staying for a couple of days already.

The friend has been identified just this morning as Priscila Salazar.

Tyron left a wife named Liv, a flight attendant, and she confirmed to ABS-CBN News that she and Tyron indeed had marital problems before his death.

Tyron Perez was only 26 (Sep. 14, 1985 - Dec. 29, 2011).

Incidentally, December 29 is the death anniversary of Miko Sotto, a
21-year-old actor who passed away in December 29, 2003.

Miko, who was Angel Locsin's boyfriend that time, died after he fell
from the 9th floor of a condo unit in Mandaluyong City.

(And also, Tyron's death almost fell on the 30th death anniversary of 80's popular young actor Alfie Anido, who died in Dec. 30, 1981, at age 21. He was also believed to have committed suicide.)

In 2008, Kapuso actor Marky Cielo also died at a young age and it was also in the month of December. Cause of death still a mystery, Marky, 20, passed away on Dec. 7.)

Just like Tyron, Marky was also a product of GMA 7's artista-search program "StarStruck" (the show with the tagline "Dream, Believe, Survive!"). Marky was StarStruck Season 3's grand winner (Ultimate Sole Survivor).

Eight months ago, a " Perez" also died young. Aged 17, Kapamilya teen star AJ Perez died
in a car accident in Tarlac, which happens to be Tyron's home province. (AJ and Tyron were not related though.)


Tyron broke into the showbiz scene in 2003 when he joined the first season of "StarStruck", where he finished 5th.

He was voted off from the show December 7, 2003.

Among his batchmates in StarStruck Season 1 were Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, Katrina Halili, Nadine Samonte and Cristine Reyes.

While on GMA 7, he appeared in the TV series "Joaquin Bordado", "Lupin" and "Bakekang".

In 2006, Tyron was launched as the lead actor in the sexy film "Twilight Dancers".

His movie credits also included the indie films "Metlogs: The Metrosexual Society (2006)", "Room 213 (2008)" and "Pipo (2009)".

Hoping for a brighter showbiz career, Tyron moved to ABS-CBN in 2010. As a Kapamilya, he starred in the teleserye(s) "Momay", "Imortal" and "Mula Sa Puso".

He also appeared in 2 MMK episodes: as Gretchen Barreto's brother in "Larawan" aired on April 10, 2010 and as Ejay Falcon's lover in "Baunan" aired just last December 3.

About M.I.

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