Comedian Bentong passes away at 55

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino comedian Domingo Vusotros Brotamante Jr., popularly known as "Bentong" passed away on Saturday, February 9. He was 55.

Comedian Bentong passes away at 55
Rest in peace, Bentong! Photo Credit:

Bentong’s son-in-law Arvin Vincent S. Anierdes confirmed the sad news on Facebook and said that the actor-comedian died approximately 5:00 a.m. today at Fairview General Hospital in Quezon City.

The comedian succumbed to diabetes and health complications.

"Rest in Peace Papa Bentong hindi ko akalain na heto na ang ating huling pagsasama naten alam ko kasama mo na ang Panginoon ngayon kaya panatag narin ang loob ko.

Maraming maraming salamat Papa sa pag aaruga sa Pamilya naten. Maraming salamat din dahil napakarami mo napasayang tao. Mahal na mahal ka namin Pa," Anierdes shared.

Bentong started his career as production assistant until he was given a break as a comedian and sidekick of Willie Revillame in TV shows "MTB", “Wowowee” and “Wowowin”.

In the April 4, 2016 episode of GMA-7's primetime variety show, Bentong admitted he's suffering from diabetes and thanked Revillame for giving him another chance to work for his family.

"Kahit kunin na 'ko ni Lord, mapatapos ko lang ang mga anak ko, masaya na ako," Bentong expressed sourcing inspiration from his children.

Bentong was born on January 12, 1964 in Tabaco, Albay. He is married to Cecille Bernal and they have four children.

— The Summit Express

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