Gone too soon: Young Filipino personalities who died in 2019

Being in the limelight makes one larger than life. People look up to you, wants every piece of you.
And when that light is extinguished without warning, especially when a celebrity is so established and revered by both fans peers, it’s downright shocking.

Keep reading to take a look back at more stars we loved and lost too soon.

Cesar Apolinario

Cesar Apolinario succumbed to lymphoma or cancer this Friday morning, December 13. He was only 46.

Cesar Apolinario was known for his television shows such as the Reporter’s Notebook (2004) and iJuander (2011).

Mico Palanca

Mico died last 9 December 2019 at the age of 41 years old.

The famous star allegedly killed himself by jumping off a building at a residential area in San Juan.

Mico was known for his roles in ABS-CBN teleseryes, including “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay” and “It Might Be You.”

Sophia Corullo

Sophia Corullo, child actress, passed away due to dengue at the tender age of 6.

The ‘Mini Me’ contestant-turned-child-actress succumbed to severe dengue last August 18, 2019.

She was last seen from Maalaala Mo Kaya’s episode of My Lovely Nanny episode the day before the actress passed away.

April Love Jordan

April Love Jordan died at the age of 31 due to liver cancer on June 21, 2019,

She was a beauty queen and fashion model.

She finished as a runner up in Miss World Philippines pageant in 2012.


Jonathan Aguilar Garcia or mostly known for his screenname, Chokoleit died on March 9, 2019.

He was rushed to Abra Provincial Hospital but eventually died due to heart attack and pulmonary edema.

Chokoleit was 48 years old at that time.

The Kapamilya actor’s famed show is ‘Marina’ (2004) and by then, he regularly starred in the screen shows.

Brian Velasco

Brian Velasco died last January 16, 2019.

The 41-year-old drummer took his own life

He joined Razorback in 1996, replacing original drummer Miguel Ortigas.

Staff Report

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