Veteran Singer Victor Wood Dead At 74

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Veteran singer Victor Wood died at the age of 74.

Veteran singer Victor Wood died at the age of 74, leaving behind a rich legacy of hits and a yet-unreleased movie about his life.

Victor Wood
Photo source: ABS-CBN News

In a report on ABS-CBN News, Victor made his mark as the country’s “Jukebox King” of the 1970s.

Victor’s wife Nerissa told ABS-CBN News that he died at 9:00 am at the New Era General Hospital in Quezon City because of COVID-19 complications.

According to Nerissa, Victor’s oxygen level went down Thursday night.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Victor was first rushed to the hospital two days ago because of asthma.

Victor was a bit player in the late 1960s until he successfully achieved fame in the following decade with his long string of hit ballads — including “I’m Sorry My Love,” “Carmelita,” “Mr. Lonely,” “Eternally,” and many others.

Capitalizing on his good looks, Victor also made movies with Djoanna Garcia, Nora Aunor, and other leading ladies. Also, Victor tried his luck in politics at the turn of the century.

Victor admitted to media that he suffered depression at the peak of his career in later years, leading him to many spiritual realizations.

His rise as an idol, suffering, and eventual epiphany was supposed to be reflected in his biopic “The Victor Wood Story”. The said biopic was directed by Carlo Cuevas.

Victor also produced scores of paintings in his later years.

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According to a report on ABS-CBN News, funeral arrangements were being finalized under the auspices of the Iglesia ni Kristo.

Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng nagmamahal kay Victor Wood, at sa pamamahala ng INC para sa amin. Sa mga kaibigan na laging andyan at sa mga anak niya na kahit malayo ay karamay ko at sa mga fans, salamat sa walang sawang suporta. Nawala man siya, mananatili ang kanyang mga kanta,” Nerissa said.

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