Popular stylist to the stars Fanny Serrano passes away at 74

Popular stylist to the stars Fanny Serrano passes away at 74

MANILA—Popular make-up artist, stylist, fashion designer, and actor Fanny Serrano has passed away on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022. He was 74.

His daughter Maktin Miranda confirmed his passing through an official statement, which stated: “It is with a heavy heart to share to everyone that my father, Felix Mariano Fausto Jr. aka Fanny Serrano, has peacefully joined our Creator last night, around 9 pm at the comfort of our home.

“The whole family is comforted by the fact that lots of you are celebrating his life and paying tributes on how he has touched people’s lives.

“Interment details to follow, as we, the family, are still fixing all the necessary documents needed. We appreciate everyone’s condolences. Thank you for being with us in this difficult time.”

Maktin paid tribute to her father who she regards as an icon because of his many contributions in the beauty and entertainment industry.

 “Thank you to this man who nurtured, cared and loved me, the one I called Papa, this man who taught me the true meaning of life.

“Seeing everyone’s love as they pay tribute to the ICON is heart warming. I am forever grateful and thankful to you my Papa. I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR DAUGHTER….

“Maulit man ang mundo ikaw at ikaw pa rin ang ipagdadasal ko na maging tatay ko.

“Curtains down, it’s your final bow, but your LEGACY lives on forever.

“No more pain Papa, you are now in the hands of God, the Icon of beauty and fashion.”

Fanny was not just a good make-up artist, he was one of the best make-up artists because of his amazing make-up transformations and celebrities look up to him. He was also a good actor.

Fanny started his career in the 70s as a gay impersonator who was a member of The Paperdolls performing with Girard Peter models at Mirador Hotel on San Marcelino street in Manila.

His projects then came one after another likewise with TV  assignments. He became in demand among the celebrities and was indeed, stylist to the stars. .

Among his films were Star! (1979), Alaga (1980), Sinasamba Kita (1982), Laruan (1983), Tarima (2010), at Jesusa (2019). His last film was Isa Pang Bahaghari (2020).

He gained public attention when he played different roles in several episodes of ABS-CBN drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.

In March 2021, Fanny suffered from a massive stroke and was confined for quite some time at the Philippine Heart Center, the reason why he was not seen in public.

Lorna Tolentino, Amy Austria and Sharon Cuneta are some of her friends who mourn his passing.

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