Legendary player Efren “Bata” Reyes is alive and well.
The family of Reyes issued the clarification after news about the Filipino sports icon’s supposed death circulated on social media.
To debunk the malicious news, Reyes’ daughter Chelo on Saturday morning posted a video of his father having a good time in their home watching an NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks, a report by spin.ph said.
“Okay lang ako (I am fine),” the 66-year-old Reyes blurted in the video.
Chelo said he had just taken his breakfast when she posted the video.
Reyes’ family assured that the multi-titled pool player is in good condition. The family likewise lambasted the people behind the fake news.
“To those who shared and read the news that my father has died, please don’t believe it. That’s fake news. To those who spread the fake news, we will leave it up to God,” said Chelo.
Reyes is a winner of over 70 international titles and is the first cue artists to win world championships in two different pool disciplines. (CC)