Aside from the novel coronavirus pandemic, celebrity deaths have seemingly become one of the most talked-about incidents in the Philippines this 2020.
KAMI decided to compile 10 of the most heartbreaking and shocking deaths in the entertainment industry this year.
1. April Boy Regino
The death of April Boy Regino on November 29 shook a lot of netizens, especially those who have supported his iconic songs and journey.
His brother, Vingo Regino, was the one who announced the sad news on social media. He said that he could not stop crying because of the passing of the 59-year-old singer.
2. Lloyd Cadena
Considered as one of the most successful YouTube content creators in the country, Lloyd Cadena made his fans cry hard when news about his passing surfaced in the online world. He succumbed to heart attack while asleep and he also tested positive for COVID-19.
3. Emman Nimedez
Emman Nimedez, a popular Filipino YouTuber, had lost in his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He died on August 16 at the age of 27.
4. Jamir Garcia
Jamir Garcia, tagged as one of the pioneers of heavy metal in the Philippines, passed away on November 26.
Quezon City Police District reported that the “Slapshock” frontman found lifeless inside his home in Barangay Sangandaan.
5. Menggie Cobbarubuas
Veteran actor Menggie Cobbarubuas died on March 26 due to complications from pneumonia. Before he died, he was tested for COVID-19. The result, which showed he was positive for the virus, was released 5 days after his death.
6. Kim Idol
Comedian Kim Idol died on July 13, a few days after he was found unconscious inside the Philippine Arena. Allan K confirmed the sad news through his social media account.
"You were one of the best talents Klownz and Zirkoh have ever had. One of the funniest on and off stage. You will always be remembered by people whose lives you touched through comedy. Rest in peace Kim Idol. We will miss you,” he wrote.
7. Sonny Parsons
Sonny Parsons, a member of the OPM novelty macho group called “Hagibis,” passed away on May 10 reportedly because of heart attack due to heat stroke.
8. Ramon Revilla Sr.
On June 26, news about the death of former actor and Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. surfaced on social media. He died of heart failure at the age of 93.
9. Anita Linda
Anita Linda, a well-acclaimed actress in the Philippines, passed away on June 10 inside her home in Parañaque. Her daughter told ABS-CBN News that she succumbed to heart failure.
10. Edgar Quizon
Edgar Quizon, the son of Dolphy to former partner Engracita Dominguez, died a few days ago. Eric Quizon was the one who confirmed the news through an Instagram post on December 16.
“Farewell Kuya Edgar. May you find peace in heaven. please hug Dad, Kuya Freddie, Kuya Rolly, and Dino for me. You will be missed. We love you. Rest in peace my brother,” Eric quipped.
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