MARAMING mga kaibigan at kasamahan sa showbiz ang nabigla at nalungkot sa maagang pagpanaw ng veteran character actor, stuntman at fight director na si Boy Roque who is Rosauro Daniel Adams Roque sa totoong buhay. Si Boy ay pumanaw sa edad na 56.
Ayon sa pamangkin ni Boy na si Jace Roque, alas-5 ng umaga nung Miyerkules, April 10 ay nagising ang wife ni Boy na si Lenny Roque dahil nagrereklamo umano ang kanyang mister ng paninikip ng dibdib. Agad isinugod si Boy sa emergency room ng Manila East Medical Center ng Taytay, Rizal pero on their way to the hospital ay nawalan na umano ng malay ang actor. Pagdating sa emergency room ay sinubukan umanong i-revive ng mga doctor si Boy pero wala na itong buhay and was declared dead at 6:40 a.m.
Unknown to many, si Boy ay isa sa mga Lino Brocka babies pero nang pumanaw ang veteran and award-winning director sa isang car accident nung May 21, 1991, nag-switch si Boy sa paggawa ng action movies at kadalasan ay pawang mga `bad boy’ at kontrabida roles ang kanyang ginampanan. Dito na rin siya nagsimulang gumawa ng stunts and eventually became a fight director. He was a professional martial artist and stands 6 ft. tall.
Si Boy ang fight director ni Marian Rivera sa ginawa nitong action-fantasy series na “Super Ma’am”.
Bukod sa maraming pelikulang kanyang ginawa, si Boy ay naging madalas mapasama sa iba’t ibang TV series ng GMA tulad ng “That’s My Amboy,” “My Love from the Stars,” “Victor Magtanggol” and most recently ay ang “Cain at Abel” na tinampukan nina Dingdong Dantes at Dennis Trillo. Last movie naman ni Boy ang recently shown film na “Ulan” na tinampukan nina Nadine Lustre at Carlo Aquino na dinirek ni Irene Villamor.
Kahit nakilala si boy sa kanyang `bad boy’ at contravida roles, kabaliktaran naman ang ugali nito sa tunay na buhay na pinatunayan ng mga taong malalapit sa namayapang actor. At ang isa sa makakapagpatunay sa tunay na pagkatao ni Boy ay ang kanyang kumpare at malapit na kaibigan na si Christopher Tengco. Narito ang kanyang post last Wednesday tungkol sa namayapang actor: “A TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN”. “It is with deepest sorrow that I announce that the renowned action movie “kontrabida” BOY ROQUE has left us and has joined our Creator in Heaven, today around 7 a.m. due to heart attack.
"But more than announcing his untimely death, let me announce some facts about his life. Afterall, his story was a celebration of life.
"Although everyone knows him as movie villain, he is so much more. He is a martial artist, a seasoned movie fight choreographer and action director and a veteran stuntman.
"Contrary to his stereotypical “kontrabida’ look (long curly hair, full-grown beard, rugged clothes on a more than 6-foot body, this man is the exact opposire of the word “villain”.
"Let me start off by saying that his most positive trait is his FAITH. Yes, he is a Godly man. Never have I seen a person offer prayers before and after each training, each practice, each shoot. He would lift his “ka-eksena’ to the Lord in prayer so that the possibility of hurting each other will be minimized, to evade possibilities of bodily damage and to keep everyone safe.
"His second best trait is his being an extremely RESPECTFUL man. He never takes advantage of women. When teaching fight choreography, he would ask permission first before holding an elbow or shoulder or even the tip of the finger of any female. He would instruct carefully and delicately how the moves will be executed before doing it. I have never seen anyone do this in the movie industry before.
"And lastly, he is a very good friend. He would drop everything if a friend needs a helping hand.
"Thank you so much Kumpareng Boy for all the laughters and memories. Sayang. We wont be able to do “Sugar and Spies” Part 3 and so on anymore. We wont be able to do the full-action indie film that I was planning three years ago. Anyway, am sad about your departure but am happy that you’re happy in Heaven. GOD is with you now.
"To all the people I know, celebrate life now. Life is short. We don’t know when our time will come. Live life to the fullest. Laugh. Forgive. Love the people around us. Never cease to love. We only have a short moment in life. Love.”
Samantala, walang sumunod kay Boy sa showbiz sa kanyang tatlong anak. Apat namang magkakapatid sina Boy at na-outlive pa siya ng kanyang ama na buhay pa hanggang ngayon habang pumanaw naman ang kanyang ina nang siya’y isilang.
Si Boy ay isinilang nung September 18, 1962.
Ang kanyang mga labi ay nakaburol ngayon sa Haven of Angels Memorial Chapel sa Km. 26 Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal hanggang Sabado, April 13. Nakatakda naman siyang ihatid sa kanyang huling hantungan sa Linggo, April 14.