- Shalala, or Carmelito Masagnay Reyes in real life, died today at the age of 61
- The comedian and TV host reportedly died due to pulmonary tuberculosis
- Shalala’s brother Anthony revealed that the comedian was confined at the National Kidney Institute last week but was later discharged
- He was then rushed to Fe del Mundo Medical Center on June 22 after his condition worsened but he died on June 23
Shalala, whose real name is Carmelito Masagnay Reyes, has passed away at the age of 61.
The sad news was shared on Twitter today, June 23, by showbiz report MJ Marfori.
According to the Manila Bulletin, Shalala reportedly died due to pulmonary tuberculosis.
In an exclusive interview by PEP.ph, Shalala’s brother Anthony revealed that the comedian was confined at the National Kidney Institute last week and was still feeling weak when got discharged.
On June 22, he was rushed to Fe del Mundo Medical Center after his condition worsened but he died a day later.
PUSH also reported that Shalala’s family member Melissa Reyes confirmed that the popular host died at around 7:30 a.m. on June 23. Melissa also made it clear that Shalala did not test positive for COVID-19.
Carmelito Masagnay Reyes, more popularly known as Shalala, was a Filipino comedian and host who rose to fame as the sidekick of German Moreno on the GMA show, “Walang Tulugan.” Some of his most recent projects include “Pepito Manaloto”, “Wag Po!”, “Fill In The Blanks”, and “Chika Besh”.
Aside from Shalala, there have been other popular Pinoy celebrities who died recently. April Boy Regino died at the age of 59 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
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.
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