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REMEMBERING THE MYSTERIOUS RODEL NAVAL. DID HE REALLY DIE OF AIDS?

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I PERSONALLY LOVE THE SONGS OF THIS MAN, GOOD LOOKING AND VERY TALENTED. HIS SONGS LIVE ON...THANKS RODEL...
 
Rodel Naval (February 16, 1953 - June 11, 1995) was a well-known singer, songwriter and actor from the Philippines. He is best remembered for such songs as "Lumayo Ka Man" and "Muli".

 
Rodel was the last one in the family of seven kids to arrive in Toronto. He came to Canada as landed immigrant sometime in 1980. After a year in Toronto, Rodel decided to try his luck in Los Angeles, California. He had three live major concert performances at the Ebell Theatre, the Scottish Rite Temple and at the Ambassador Hotel. It was during one of these concerts that a talent scout discovered him and made an offer for him to perform at Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. After Rodel had performed several times at Imperial Hotel in Las Vegas, his talent scout offered him to sign a contract as regular feature of the club. Few days before his new stint began, the stage of the club collapsed and several days later, the talent scout died of heart attack. Depressed, he went back to Los Angeles.

 

After a long absence from the Philippine entertainment for about 10 years, Rodel made a comeback in 1990 with stunning success. Rodel’s first hit song, “Lumayo Ka Man” (English: “Even If You Go Away”) was born, a Tagalog adaptation of the song "Single Again" (CD Single: 10SD-29, 1989, East West Japan) written, composed, and sung by Mariya Takeuchi. Within two months, the song turned triple platinum. Then in late 1992, he produced an album titled “Once Again” with songs both in English and Tagalog. The latest album gave forth three great hits. In the midst of his success, Rodel remained an enigma in the local music industry. Wary of the gossip and intrigue that pervaded showbusiness, Rodel guarded his privacy zealously, to the point of becoming almost reclusive. He was conspicuously missing in places where celebrities like him would normally be seen. Whenever he did go out, it was only to perform or to promote his songs.

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