The Similarities of AJ Perez and Rico Yan!

AJ Perez posed beside the portray of Rico Yan. Nobody knows that AJ Perez will gone so soon and will join his idol Rico Yan!

The death of AJ Perez is another shocking news just like the death of Rico Yan before. It was 9 years ago when the world of Philippine showbiz was in great shock because of the untimely demise of a promising young actor.

On March 29, 2002, Rico Yan died of cardiac arrest due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis while asleep, the day after shooting a television commercial for Talk n’ Text at the Dos Palmas Resort in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Yan was 27. An estimated 10,000 people attended his funeral rites in Manila, and was televised live on ABS-CBN. He was buried in Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque City.

Early morning of April 17, 2011, just right after midnight, AJ Perez was on his way home from a show in Dagupan, when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a truck. The young actor suffered from multiple head injuries causing his death. Perez was 18.

There are couple of similarities between AJ and Rico. Both of them joined the Lord at a very young age. And take note, both of them died while sleeping! Rico died of cardiac arrest due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis while asleep while AJ died on vehicular accident while asleep on their van!

Both Rico Yan and AJ Perez possessed boyish charm. They are among a few in local showbiz being known for having a “baby face.” Both are prized talents of Star Magic. Both of them are very promising and has a lot more to offer!

It was also in La Salle Greenhills where the wake of the the late Rico Yan was held in April 2002. They were both La Sallista.

And take note, their death both happened on the Lenten season. Rico Yan died on Holy Friday while AJ Perez died on Palm Sunday! What a coincidence!

Now both Rico and AJ are already with our great Creator in heaven. Rico Yan and AJ Perez will be forever young! They will stay forever in our hearts and in our minds! c",)

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