MANILA, Philippines - Well-respected thespian Junix Inocian passed away in the United Kingdom at the age of 64.
Inocian’s wife, Luna Griño-Inocian, confirmed the death in a Facebook post on Saturday, June 13.
His son, JC Inocian, also posted a tribute on his Facebook page.
The circumstances surrounding Inocian’s death are unclear.
Lea Salonga paid tribute to Junix on Twitter.
Rest in peace, Junix. You were truly one of a kind. One of our original Miss Saigon pioneers. Yudikutkut, my friend! — Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 13, 2015
Philippine theater mourns the passing of one of its most respected thespians. Junix Inocian was beloved and respected by all. Theater goes dark today... Our condolences to his family. A photo posted by GR Rodis (@showbizmanila) on Jun 13, 2015 at 10:38am PDT
From Batibot to Miss Saigon and beyond. RIP to a great actor. Junix Inocian. — Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) June 13, 2015
Just read on FB now that Junix Inocian has passed away. I am so saddened to hear this. Pls say a prayer for him. — Jim (@Jimparedes) June 13, 2015
Paalam, Kuya Mario, Paalam! Lumaki akong pinapanuod ka sa #Batibot. Tandang tanda ko pa ang mga pangaral ninyo nila Kuya Bodjie at Ate Sienna, kasama si Pong Pagong at si Kiko Matsing. Ngayong, wala ka na, Kuya Mario, isang malaking kawalan ito sa industriya ng teatro at istorya ng telebisyon. Nawa'y, nagsasaya ka na sa Batibot ng kalangitan. Paalam, Kuya Mario! Paalam! Rest in Peace, Junix Inocian. #LakingBatibot A photo posted by Miriam Quiambao (@miriamq888) on Jun 13, 2015 at 7:28pm PDT
Missing you dearest Junix. This was our last get together in London. You will always be with us. -… https://t.co/0fJMFaJB0i — Monique Wilson (@monique_wilson2) June 13, 2015
Inocian was an original cast member of the musical Miss Saigon, where he played the Engineer. - Rappler.com