- Mario Dumaual’s family confirmed that the ABS-CBN reporter has passed away
- In a statement, his family announced that Dumaual died on Wednesday, July 5 at 8:01 a.m.
- Dumaual, who would have turned 65 on July 31, died due to septic shock
- The bereaved family also paid a heartfelt tribute to the veteran showbiz reporter in the statement
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Mario Dumaual’s family released a statement on social media and announced heartbreaking news.
The bereaved family confirmed that the veteran showbiz reporter has passed away at the age of 64.
According to the statement, Dumaual passed away this morning due to septic shock.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of Mario Dumaual — Papa to his wife Cherie and children Luigi, Miguel, Maxine, William, and Thessa; Wowo to his grandchildren Sky, Alonzoe, and Tali; and Yayo to his siblings.”
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“Mario, who would have turned 65 on July 31, died at 8:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5 due to septic shock. He had been battling a severe fungal infection, a complication during his recovery from a heart attack. He was confined for a month at the Philippine Heart Center.”
As per his family, Dumaual “was strong, he kept fighting on, overcoming the heart attack then a cardiac arrest.”
“He would always say he wanted to go home because he missed us, his family. But the infection overwhelmed his body’s ability to recover.”
“What comforts us is he knew that we were always with him, waiting for him, and that home was wherever he felt our love. We also made it a point to let him know how loved he was by his friends in the industry and even kind strangers who have been offering prayers and help for his recovery.”
The lengthy statement likewise paid a heartfelt tribute to the late entertainment journalist.
“Papa was our rock, we depended much on him. But he also nurtured us to become strong and able and to be the best version of ourselves. Beyond us his family, we’d like to think he also left a legacy in entertainment journalism. He made us proud as Mario Dumaual, the reporter, but ultimately more so as a devoted husband, father, and granddad.”
“Our family will share details of Papa’s wake in the coming days,” it added.
Mario Dumaual was a popular and veteran reporter at ABS-CBN. He is known for reporting on entertainment news and controversies. Mario has interviewed countless famous celebrities throughout his long career.
Wilbert Tolentino, Jugs Jugueta, and Jed Madela have taken to social media to express their condolences for Dumaual’s family. Just hours ago, Kapamilya star Luis Manzano was asking for financial help for Dumaual’s medical and hospital bills.
Earlier, Priscilla Meirelles was interviewed by Mario Dumaual about her husband John Estrada. She and John went through a rough patch together but she denied that it was something major.
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