- Comedian Joy Viado succumbed to heart attack on Saturday, September 10
- According to Viado’s son, she had difficulties breathing after she came home visiting a friend
- The actress was dead on arrival at the hospital
Veteran comedian Joy Viado on Saturday night died of heart attack at the age of 57. Her interment will be held at the Arlington Memorial Chapels located in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.
“She died at exactly 8:55 last night at the Quezon City General Hospital. The doctors tried to revive her but to no avail,” Joseph Christopher, Viado’s son, said in a radio interview.
Joseph narrated that after his mother came home from visiting her friend, she complained about breathing difficulties. Viado was then taken to the nearest hospital but it was far too late.
"Tapos nung tinakbo namin siya sa hospital, sa kotse pa lang eh talagang nahihirapan na siya. Sa hospital, sinubukan i-revive pero [dead on arrival],” Joseph said.
(Then when he rushed her to the hospital, she was already having a hard time inside the car. They tried to revive her in the hospital but she was dead on arrival.)
Viado’s son added that her mom was confined in the hospital in 2015 due to her diabetes and other health complications.
Her fellow comedians and entertainers even had a fund-raising event to help her pay her medical bills.
The actress-comedian appeared in supporting roles in movies such as “Sisterakas,” “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” “Da Possessed,” “The Trial,” and “Who’s That Girl?”
She was also a part of TV shows such as “Dear Uge,” “Daisy Siyete,” “Luv U,” “Got to Believe,” “Wako Wako” and “Wansapanataym.”
Viado started her showbiz career as a host of “Lunch Break,” a noontime variety TV show of IBC-13.
Her fans can start visiting her wake on Sunday afternoon, according to Joseph.