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Bentong succumbs at 55

 

BENTONG

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COMEDIAN Bentong died yester­day at the age of 55.

Son-in-law, Arvin Vincent Anierdes, announced his passing on Facebook, saying he died at around 5 a.m. in Fairview General Hospital following a cardiac arrest.

“Rest in peace, Papa Bentong. Hindi ko akalain na heto na ang ating huling pagsasama natin. Alam ko na kasama mo na ang Panginoon ngay­on kaya panatag na rin ang loob ko,” Anierdes wrote.

He added, “Maraming maraming salamat Papa sa pag aaruga sa Pami­lya naten. Maraming salamat din dahil napakarami mo napasayang tao. Ma­hal na mahal ka namin Pa,” he added.

Bentong, real name Domingo Vu­sotros Brotamante Jr., started his showbiz career as production assis­tant at ABS-CBN.

It was TV host Willie Revillame who gave him a break on the now defunct “Wowowee.” host while preparing coffee on set.

Bentong went on to appear in a number of films and TV series.

The comedian revealed his battle with diabetes in 2016, relating how he continues to work hard despite his illness just to make sure he gives his children a good future.

He is survived by his wife Cecil Bernal and their children. (NEIL RAMOS)

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