- Pinoy comedian Chokoleit passed away on March 9, 2019 at the age of 48
- Pulmonary endema and heart attack were the reported causes of his death
- A photo of him while struggling inside the hospital went viral online
Veteran comedian Chokoleit passed away on March 9, 2019, shortly after his comedy skit performance during the Kawayan Festival in Abra.
KAMI learned that the celebrity died inside the Abra Provincial Hospital after suffering from pulmonary endema and heart attack.
Moments before his life was taken, the 48-year-old comedian was seen having a difficulty breathing while trying to entertain the audience.
He even seemingly cut his performance short and proceeded to the backstage while still trying to catch his breath.
A photo showing how the famous actor was battling for his life inside the hospital circulated and went viral online.
According to some netizens, the facial expression of Chokoleit while the doctors were trying to help him seemed to be telling that he was really in a difficult time.
Here are the reactions of social media users upon seeing the photo:
“They could have stopped him from going on the stage and sent him to the hospital right off. There were telltale signs of an impending stroke.”
“Kapag may nararamdaman tay,o magpahinga din. Our life is only one. Rest in peace, Chokoleit!”
“E nakarating pala sya sa ospital. His face really looked in pain pero buhay pa. Anyare?”
“Kitang-kita ang pamumutla ng mukha nya! Grabe naman mga kasama niya sa show at hindi napansin.”
“You will be missed, Chocoleit. You are a great loss. Thank you for making us laugh. May you rest in peace.”
In a previous article by KAMI, the netizens also expressed their reactions upon knowing that the comedian already passed away.
Chokoleit, or Jonathan Garcia in real life, was a Filipino actor and comedian who gained popularity after portraying as “Pearly” in the 2004 hit teleserye “Marina.”
He was a graduate of Mass Communication at the Ateneo De Davao University.
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