Actor Tyrone Perez was found shot to death in a parked car in the Philippines. He was found earlier today in the backseat of an abandoned car parked off a service road in Valenzuela City with a .22 caliber pistol lying next to his body.
Initial reports were that the 26-year-old popular Philippine actor, model and television host had committed suicide, however an investigation into the incident is still underway.
Tyrone Perez was the youngest son, out of six children, of a rice farmer who rose to fame when he was a contestant on the television show Starstruck in 2003. Although he didn’t win the talent competition, he was popular enough to launch a show business career in the wake of his stint on Starstruck. His film credits include starring as Dwight n Twilight Dancers.
Perez is survived by his wife Liv Espino, who he married in 2009. She tweeted, ‘Tyron’s public viewing will start at 12pm today until 1st of Jan, 2012 at Loyola Memorial Park, Sucat, Paranaque City. Thank you!!’