Former Senator and one of the prominent figures of EDSA People Power 1986 Agapito Butz Aquino, passes away Monday August 17, 2015.
According to media reports, Senator Butz died at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan at about 4:22 p.m. due to complications from various ailments.
Brother of People Power Martyr Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr, Butz is one of those who led the bloodless uprising in 1986 to unseat the strongman dictator Ferdinand Marcos. After EDSA 1986, Butz later on became Senator and served 2 terms in the Senate from 1987-1995. He also became Congressman of Makati from 1998-2007.
Aside from being a politician, Butz also tried showbiz doing several movies like “Too Hot to Handle”, “Ebony, Ivory and Jade”, “Desire”, “The Passionate Strangers” and “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana”. He was also cast in TV series like “Palos” of ABS-CBN and “I Heart You Pare” of GMA.
Senator Butz Aquino is survived by her wife Popsy and 3 children Roxanne, Jackie and Bobby.