13-year-old former ‘The Voice Kids’ semi-finalist dies in motorcycle accident

MANILA, Philippines – A former contestant of the “The Voice Kids” Season 2 died after he got into an unfortunate motorcycle accident in San Juan, Batangas on Monday, May 14.
13-year-old Christian Pasno The Voice Kids dies accident

13-year-old Christian Pasno The Voice Kids dies accident
Christian Pasno died in a motorcycle accident | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Christian Pasno

13-year-old Christian Pasno suffered severe traumatic brain injury after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving. Christian was driving his motorcycle along with a friend who was also in another motorcycle. The two were allegedly over-speeding and weren’t wearing any helmets. Christian’s motorcycle also didn’t have any headlights.

Senior Insp. Roy Cuevas of San Juan police said that the young driver tried to overtake his friend. He said, “Nag-overtake siya sa isang motor. Itong motor ni victim ay walang headlight. Merong tambak ng lupa hindi niya napansin. Madilim dun.”

Marlito Pasno, Christian’s father could not accept the tragic death of his son. He said, “Masakit po sa akin. Hindi ko po matanggap na mawawala siya. Sobrang mahal ako nun.”

Marlito, who works as a singer said that before the accident, Christian was with him in a nearby barangay to perform.

Family’s bunso

13-year-old Christian Pasno The Voice Kids dies accident
Christian Pasno was the family’s bunso | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Carlo Timbang

As hearts pour in for the death of a young teen, Christian Pasno’s family are mourning and grieving. On Facebook, Carlo Timbang, the brother of Christian posted a heartfelt goodbye to their family’s “bunso.” He wrote, “From the VOICE KID of ABS-CBN Kapatid kong bunso, kaibigan kong makulit, kapatid kong matigas ulo, kaibigan kong lagi kong sinasabihan kung ano yung tama at mali, Christian Pasno jovit LIIT may you rest in peace. Sabi mo idol mo ako, gagayahin mo ako, ‘bat ganun iniwan mo kami agad. Madami kapang pangarap di ‘ba!!! Para sa pamilya mo, ang bata mo pa sobra.”

The Voice Kids Season 2 performance

13-year-old Christian Pasno The Voice Kids dies accident
Christian was 10 years old when he joined the Voice Kids Season 2 | Screengrab: The Voice Kids - ABS-CBN

Christian Pasno was 10 years old when he auditioned for The Voice Kids Season 2 back in 2015. During the blind auditions, he made three judges turn in approval for his rendition of “Ika'y Mahal Pa Rin.”

He was under Coach Bamboo’s Camp Kawayan until he reached the semifinals. Elha Nympha was awarded as the grand winner of that season.

You can watch Christina’s "Ika'y Mahal Pa Rin" performance:

— Sally, The Summit Express

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