Actor Tyron Perez found dead in Valenzuela

Posted at 12/29/2011 10:40 PM | Updated as of 12/30/2011 11:02 AM

Actor Tyron Perez. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Actor Tyron Perez was found dead inside a vehicle in Valenzuela City Thursday night, police said.

According to Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Perez’s body was found dead at the backseat of a black Toyota Altis parked along the service road of the North Luzon Expressway in the vicinity of Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela.

Police said Perez died of a gunshot wound on the right side of his head from a caliber .22 firearm.

The gun was found beside the victim's body.

Police said they are looking at the possibility that the wound may have been self-inflicted. Investigations are still ongoing.

Perez, 26, first stepped into the limelight when he joined a television network’s reality talent show in 2003.

He was recently a part of the defunct ABS-CBN television drama series, “Mula sa Puso.”

Perez also appeared in the December 3 episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” where he played the love interest of Ejay Falcon’s character. -- Report from Charlie Mendoza, radio dzMM