Before we leave 2020 behind, let us remember these celebrities who passed away this year.
1. Menggie Cobarrubias
At 66, actor Menggie Cobarrubias died last March 26 due to complications from pneumonia.
Five days after his demise, test results showed that he was positive for COVID-19.
2. Babajie Cornejo
Comedia Babajie, whose real name is Alfredo Cornejo, Jr., died last May 4 at the age of 35.
He spent his last moments at a ward in San Lazaro Hospital while fighting pneumonia.
3. Anita Linda
Veteran actress Anita Linda passed away on June 10 at her home in Parañaque City.
Anita became an icon for her great contributions to the film and entertainment industry.
At 95, she was considered the oldest active actress in the local film industry.
4. Ramon Revilla Sr.
Veteran actor and politician Ramon Revilla bid his goodbye last June 26.
At 93, Ramon succumbed to heart failure.
The late actor was one of the showbiz industry’s pillars and was fondly called “Agimat” by the Filipinos.
5. Eddie Ilarde
Former senator and broadcaster Edgardo ‘Eddie’ Ilarde passed away at his home in Makati last August 4. He was 85.
Eddie was among the original hosts of the popular variety show ‘Student Canteen.’
6. Alfredo Lim
Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim died at the age of 90 last August 8.
The former politician fought COVID-19 before succumbing to the disease.
7. Emmanuel Nimedez
Filipino YouTube vlogger Emman Nimedez passed away on August 16, after battling acute myeloid leukemia.
The vlogger was admitted to the ICU last August 13 because of kidney failure and blood complications.
It was in May when Emman announced that he has cancer through a YouTube vlog.
8. Lloyd Cadena
Following Emman’s death, another Youtube vlogger has passed away this year.
Lloyd Cadena suffered from cardiac arrest last September 4, resulting in his death.
On September 1, Lloyd was hospitalized after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. He took a COVID-19 test on the same day and the result came back positive on September 3.
9. Madam Auring
Madam Auring, who rose to fame as a fortune teller predicting the fortune of many stars and personalities, passed away on October 30. She was 80.
Born Aurea S. Erfelo, she was also an actress who appeared in several local films.
10. April Boy Regino
Fondly known as “Idol ng Masa,” April Boy Regino died at the age of 59 last November 29.
April Boy popularized timeless OPM hits such as “Umiiyak Ang Puso”, “Sana’y Laging Magkapiling”, “Esperanza”, at ang “Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin”.
It was in 2009 when the singer was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He later suffered from diabetes, which affected his vision.
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