Frolian “Rollie” Malicsi, a cameraman for the news division of American television network CBS, has passed away. He was 59.
As reported throughout the news programs of CBS on Monday, the Filipino news veteran died over the weekend from an apparent heart attack.
“Rollie brought us images from some of the most dangerous places on earth. We will always remember his infectious laugh and his heart of gold,” Jeff Glor, anchor of CBS Evening News, said during Monday’s broadcast.
Malicsi joined CBS News in 1983 and covered many of the world’s biggest news events during his time there, including the uprising in Beijing in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the Gulf War in 1990, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As ABS-CBN News also noted, his first assignment for the network was the aftermath of the death of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., during the Martial Law era.
Malicsi is survived by his son Robert and daughter Kim.
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