RJ Rosales of Miss Saigon fame passes away

Filipino-Australian singer and actor RJ Rosales (Roseo José Rosales) has passed away in Sydney on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Rosales’ big break was in Miss Saigon where he played the role of Thuy. He was also an under study as The Engineer in the same play. His last film role was in the movie Blue Moon where he received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. During the past year, RJ has been performing regularly in musicals at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore.

Not too long ago, he played the starring role in “Her Son Jose Rizal” staged at Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

Rumours on the cause of his death abound in twitter ranging from a heart attack down to suicide. There was also news that he had a medical condition but no specific information was available. Details of his death have yet to be confirmed.

His family in Sydney is requesting the general public to respect their privacy.