The news was confirmed by his granddaughter Alyanna Martinez on Wednesday, May 3 with a series of Instagram photos. She said that he died in a hospital in LA on May 2.
"I love you [Lolo Bobby]," said Martinez on the first of her posts. "Say hi to mama for me. Why are the good one salways gone too soon?"
"Reunited now in heaven with mama on her 32nd wedding anniversary," she said in another post.
Vasquez was married to Amalia Fuentes. Together,they were parents to Martinez's late mother, Liezl Martinez.
He starred opposite Fuentes in movies like Lydia (1956), PrettyBoy (1957), and Sapagkat Ikaw Ay Akin (1965). He was known for his work in movies like Maruja (1967) and Bakit Kailangan Kita (1978), among many others.
Martinez posted her photos from the KaiserPermanente Hospital in the US. – Rappler.com