PILIPINAS Got Talent Grand Champion Jovit Baldivino passed away today, December 9, reports said. He was 29.
On Facebook, his partner Camille Ann Miguel posted a photo of them together with the caption, “ASAWA KO” followed by a string of crying emoticons.
In the comments section, people can be seen sending their condolences and posting “rest in peace” messages for Baldivino.
Baldivino was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Sunday after he collapsed at a party.
Miguel then posted a message on Facebook warning people against spreading wrong information about Baldivino. She also told people to ask for permission first before saying anything about him, as the family needed prayers more than fake news spreading about him.
“Sa l[a]hat po ng nag popost sa asawa ko siguraduhin nyong tama ang post nyo at d[i] kau nakakatulong lalo nyo pinalalala d kau nakakatulong matuto kau humingi ng permission,” she said.
“Wag nyo pong palalain ang sitwasyon nya!!!!!!makapag post lng kau…prayers po ang kailangan nmn d ang maling post nyo!” she finished.
Just hours before Baldivino’s death, his friend, singer Limuel Llanes took to Facebook to ask for prayers and financial help from the public to support the former’s medical needs. He said Baldivino suffered a hemorrhagic mild stroke last December 4 and underwent an operation.
“Sa aming mga kakilala, kaibigan at kapamilya, kumakatok po kami sa inyong mabubuting puso, para po humingi ng tulong financial at prayers para sa aking mahal na kaibigan na si Jovit Baldivino, as he suffers from hemorrhagic mild stroke last dec 04,” Llanes said.
“He went through successful operation and trying to fight his life under coma. On behalf of his family and love ones, I stand for my good friend to extend his life,” he added.
Prior to becoming PGT champion in 2010 and receiving a grand prize of P2 million, Baldivino worked as a siomai vendor.
He gained fame for his versions of classic hits “Mahal Pa Rin” and “Faithfully.”
Among his other projects were the short-lived musical “Idol” with Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo and “Growing Up” with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in 2010.