MANILA -- Victor Wood, who made his mark as the Philippines Jukebox King of the 1970s, passed away on Friday, leaving behind a rich legacy of hits and a yet-unreleased movie about his colorful life.
Woods’ wife Nerissa told ABS-CBN News that the veteran singer died at 9 a.m. at the New Era General Hospital in Quezon City due to COVID-19 complications.
“Bumaba ang oxygen level niya last night," she said.
Wood was first rushed to the hospital two days ago due to asthma. He was 74.
A Bicolano and American mestizo, Wood was a bit player in the late 1960s until he achieved fame in the following decade with a long string of hit ballads that included “In Despair,” “Mr. Lonely,” “I'm Sorry My Love,” “I Went to Your Wedding,” “Fraulein,” “Eternally,” “Carmelita” and many others.
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El Pinoy Tom Jones (1970)- Stars Victor Wood, Liza Lorena, Chichay, Georgie Quizon/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Victor Wood, dubbed as the Tom Jones of the Philippines, was a popular singing sensation during the 70s. Songs like Mr. Lonely, Eternally, Carmelita, Crying Time, I Went to Your Wedding, You Are my Destiny, Pearly Shells, Sweet Caroline, among others were all top hits. He was awarded a total of 34 gold and platinum records earning him the title of 'Jukebox King.' Titles of his movies, which were moneymakers too, were mostly lifted and taken from his hit singles.
Mr. Lonely (1971)- Stars Victor Wood, Djhoanna Garcia, Amapola, Tita de Villa, Nympha Bonifacio/ Direcetd by Leonardo L. Garcia
Sweet Caroline (1971)- Stars Victor Wood, Ana Ledesma, Ike Lozada with Geraldine, Daruis Razon/ Directed by Tony Camonte
I Went To Your Wedding (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Rhodora Silva, Emma Esmeralda/ Directed by Maning Songco
Little Darling (1972)- Stars Vilma Santos and Victor Wood/
Directed by Leonardo L. Garcia
One More Chance (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Monica Locca, Leopoldo Salcedo, Anita Linda, Jerry Pons/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Return To Me (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Darius Razon, Rhodora Silva, Eva Vivar/ Directed by Romy Villaflor
You Are My Destiny (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Amapola, Gina Zablan/ Directed by Leonardo L. Garcia
Pearly Shells (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Aurora Salve, Geraldine, Darius Razon, Amalia Braza, Jackie Belmonte/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Trubador (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Rosanna Ortiz, Eddie Garcia, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Armando Garces
Rockfest '72 (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Mari-Len, The Ambivalent Crowd, Jerry Pons, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Pablo Santiago
Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Victor Wood, Ike Lozada, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao