Sammy Lagmay, 55


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Comedian Sammy Lagmay passed away Wednesday afternoon after a two-year battle with diabetes.

He was 55.

According to Tessie Tomas, his costar on ABS-CBN’s 1990s satire “Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata,” Lagmay “refused dialysis towards the end” and couldn’t eat, either.

“He went blind,” said filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes, “Abangan” writer.

Actor Roderick Paulate remembered Lagmay as “a simple, funny man.”

A former office messenger, Lagmay became a mainstay on IBC 13’s 1980s sitcom “Chicks to Chicks.”

“Chicks” costar Carmi Martin said he was a “good person. I pray that he got to talk with his [US-based] family before his passing.”

Reyes noted how “cruel show business is … once you fall ill and are no longer useful, you are discarded.”

Lagmay’s sister Mylene Mariano said the wake would be at St. Peter’s Chapel in Novaliches, Quezon City. Funeral is on Sunday at Providence Memorial Park in Bulacan. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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  • wawa2172

    I do not know this man personally but his simple joke and just a side kick is what I remember about this man on TV. His battle with diabetes is not a joke and he went blind because of it. RIP Sammy, its a cruel joke that after the showbiz curtain is down you are no longer needed.

  • mamer2

    I remember Mr. Lagmay, as “just one of those comedians”..,
    who was very un-assuming for an actor
    Rest in Peace, Sammy.

    With so many “stupid” legislators that we have in both houses…,
    it won’t be long before one of them would propose a bill banning “diabetes”

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  • Vincent

    Kung sino pa yung talagang komedyante yung ang binibigyan ng sakit bago kunin…
    (Rene Resquiestas, Redford White, Porky and Mang Sammy as ex.) Eto yung mga natural magpatawa… hindi
    yung ginagamit ang kapansanan at kapintasan ng iba para lang masabi na
    nagpapatawa o nakakatawa sila.

    • Saloi-CDR

      siya na ang susunod…

    • hehehe

      malaki ang respeto ko sa mga komedyante noon. tama ka sa sinabi mong hindi nila kailangang manlait o manira ng kapwa upang makapagpatawa.

  • Pilipinas Blogger

    RIP Mang Sammy.


    Blessed be Sammy! Thanks for the fun, the laughter and the joy you brought to us. . .
    Take the path of good end, Wish you peace and happiness in your new cycle of life.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    he may not be as iconic as Dolphy, Panchito, Rene Requestas, Babalu or Red Ford White but with his different comedic style he put smiles in our face.

    I’ll always remember him as the poor man in the “Abangan” sitcom which depicts the true state of a poor man at that time.

    Mabuhay ang mga Komedyanteng Pilipino!

    RIP Mang Sammy Lagmay

  • cheempanzee

    grabe.. naramdaman ko bigla na ang bilis pala ng panahon..
    RIP Mang Sammy

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