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.



~ by Mean Streets Manila on April 12, 2010.

3 Responses to “Reynaldo “Palito” Hipólito”

  1. it was just recently when i saw this music video with him in it which freaked me out. i even asked my friend whether he is still alive. oh dear…may he rest in peace.

  2. RIP – Palito, 76, made a living as a living corpse. In over 70 films, he was often cast as a skeleton or zombie, but eventually got lead roles in Rambuto, a Rambo spoof, and James Bone, where he plays an emaciated version of 007.

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