Jovit Baldivino, the winner of the first season of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2010, has died at the age of 29, according to a statement from his family released by Jerry Telan, who used to work for Star Magic.
Telan said that Baldivino died at 4 a.m. on Friday, December 9, after being in a coma at the Jesus of Nazareth Hospital in Batangas City for five days. Before going to the hospital, he spent a week getting better after treatments.
“Jovit Baldivino’s parents, Mr. Hilario “Larry” and Mrs. Cristeta Baldivino, and his fiancee, Camille Ann Miguel, told us during our visit to the hospital on December 6, 2022, that he had been resting for a week and taking medicines to keep his blood pressure under control. “Then, a family friend from Batangas City asked him to come. The doctor told her not to sing while she was getting better. He gave in to the crowd’s demands because he knew Bundoy (Jovit).
“By the third song, he could barely breathe. “After an hour of sitting, his face was twisted, and saliva was running down it,” Telan said.
“Baldivino was then rushed to the nearest emergency room at Jesus of Nazareth Hospital around 10 p.m. on December 3, 2022. A CT scan showed that there was a clot in the brain (sign of aneurysm). At 2:00 AM on December 4, 2022, 100cc of blood was sucked out,” the singer’s former manager said.
Telan said that Baldivino had been locked up for six days after being rushed to the hospital.
After hearing that Baldivino was locked up and in a coma, Camille warned netizens on Tuesday, December 6, to be wary of fake news.
“Sa Lhat po ng nag Popost sa asawa ko siguraduhin nyong tama ang post nyo at d kau nakakatulong lalo nyo pinalalala d kau nakakatulong matuto kau humingi ng permission..wag nyo pong palalain ang sitwasyon nya,” she wrote. “makapag post lng kau…prayers po ang kailangan nmn d ang maling post nyo.”
On Friday, Dec. 9, Baldivino’s partner Camille Ann Miguel wrote on Facebook about how sad she was about the singer’s death. People immediately started leaving comments on her post to show their sadness.
She posted a photo of them together with the caption “ASAWA KO [crying emojis].”
Marcelito Pomoy, the grand winner of “Pilipinas Got Talent” season two and a former contestant on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” wrote a long Facebook post on the same day about how sad he was about Baldivino’s death.
In his post, Pomoy also said that he had talked to Baldivino’s family about putting together a fundraiser to help with his recovery.
“From the day na tinakbo ka sa ICU… pinuntahan agad kita.. We asked the family if they could help us raise money for you. If we could do a concert for a good cause for you we would have, but it’s too late now. I’ve reached out to all the kind and generous people in the world to help you, Parekoy,” the singer wrote. “Thank you so much to everyone who helped Jovit and thanks for being with us while he was fighting.”
Baldivino used to sell some, but he became famous after he took part in the reality talent show “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2010, where he won the grand prize.
The singer is known for songs like “Pusong Bato,” “Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin,” and “Mula sa Puso.” In November of 2022, he was on an episode of the game show “Family Feud.” EDV / RA
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