February 6, 2023

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Popular singer Jovit Baldivino passes away at 29

Jovit Baldivino OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PHOTO

(UPDATE) SINGER and first grand winner of talent search program, “Pilipinas Got Talent”, Jovit Baldivino passed away on Friday morning due to aneurysm, days after his reported confinement in intensive care. He was 29.

In an official statement sent by his family through ABS-CBN’s MJ Felipe, Baldivino was recuperating for a week with hypertension maintenance medicines when he was invited by a family friend from Batangas City to perform in an event.

According to his parents and fiancé Camille Ann Miguel, the doctor advised him not to sing while recuperating but gave in to the clamor of the crowd. He sang three signature songs, including his famous version of “Faithfully” by Journey. However, he was seen gasping for breath on the third song.

“After an hour while sitting, his face was deformed with flowing salivas. He was then rushed to the nearest ER at Nazareth of Jesus Hospital last December 3, 2022 around 10 p.m. CTscan showed a blood clot in the brain (sign of aneurysm),” the statement read.

The doctors suctioned 100cc of blood around 2 a.m. of December 4 and the singer was comatose for five days before he died on Friday, December 9 at 4 a.m.

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Miguel, Baldivino’s fiancé, shared a photo of them together on Facebook with a caption. “ASAWA KO (crying face emoji).”

While on Thursday, friend and fellow singer Limuel Llanes asked his followers for prayers and financial help for Baldivino.

Before winning the reality talent show in 2010, Baldivino used to sell siomai at a market after school to sustain his studies and help his family.

He was known for his version of the songs “Faithfully” and “Too Much Love Will Kill You.” A couple of his hit tracks “Pusong Bato” and “Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin” became popular after they were posted on social media.