Actor AJ Perez or Antonello Joseph Sarte Perez in real life died after the ABS-CBN van that his group was riding in collided with a Partas provincial passenger bus along McArthur Highway in Barangay San Julian, Tarlac, early Sunday.
He was 18 years old. Perez was declared dead on arrival at the Rayos Valentin Hospital in Paniqui town shortly after the accident took place at 12:10AM but doctors there failed to revive the young actor. His five injured companions are Gerardo Perez (father), driver Christopher Bautista, Christina Ferrer, Edwin Patelos and Danny Linunga. He is set to lead an episode in “Maalaala Mo Kaya”, which will be aired this April 30.