One of the most popular impersonators in the country, Willie Nepomuceno, passed away on July 26, 2023.
In a statement made by the Nepomuceno family, the impersonator left the world peacefully at the age of 75.
“It is with deep sadness and heavy heart to announce the passing of our beloved father, WILLIE NEPOMUCENO on July 26, 2023, at the age of 75. He has peacefully joined our creator,” the statement of Nepomuceno family reads.
Nepomuceno became popular for impersonating several popular figures, including former Presidents Ferdinand Marcos, Fidel Ramos, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, and Noynoy Aquino. He also mimicked Fernando Poe Jr. and Dolphy.
The impersonator refused to imitate former President Rodrigo Duterte because he believed the latter was already funny and also wanted to stay away from controversy.
His dream was also not to become an impersonator but to become a singer and actor.
“But unluckily for me, everyone was good-looking during my time,” he said.