Reynaldo “Palito” Hipólito
Pinoy Film Icon: Palito passes away at age 76
Reynaldo “Palito” Hipólito (1934-April 12, 2010) was a veteran Filipino 70’s-80’s slapstick comedian/actor, well-known for his unusually light and thin anatomy, thus earning him the self-deprecating screenname ‘Palito’, which is Spanish for ‘stick’, understood in Filipino as ‘matchstick’ or ‘toothpick’.
MANILA, Philippines – Veteran comedian Palito passed away Monday morning.
He was 76.
Palito, Reynaldo Hipolito in real life, died at 7:05 a.m. at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila after suffering complications from lung problems.
He was rushed to the Imus Family Hospital in Cavite last Tuesday after complaining of severe stomach pain.