TV host Pepe Pimentel dies


Pepe Pimentel. Photo from

MANILA, Philippines—Former TV host Pepe Pimentel was found dead inside their house in Quezon City Thursday, police said.

Senior Superintendent Marcelino Pedroso of the Quezon City police said Pimentel, 83, was found dead with a wound to his head inside the bathroom of their house at No. 37 Scout Tuazon, Barangay (village) Laging Handa in Quezon City around 10:30 a.m.

Initial investigation revealed that Pimentel took a bath, but did not come out of the bathroom after some 30 minutes, prompting his wife and house helper to open the door.

“May sugat s’ya sa ulo,” Pedroso said, but investigators have yet to determine whether he simply slipped on the floor as he was taking a bath, or he suffered a heart attack.

The case has been placed for further investigation.

Pimentel’s body was cremated immediately and the ashes will be taken to the Pinaglabanan Church in San Juan City later in the day, radio reports said.

Pimentel was a game show host of “Kwarta o Kahon” that lasted for over three decades on television. 

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  • kilabot

    may these be the words that will welcome you: “well done, my good and faithful servant.”. 

    thank you, pepe.

  • Mattino2011

    Cremated agad…akala ko iinbestigahan pa.

  • Freddie Mariano

    So long, Tito Pepe. One, Two, Three… Go – to!

    • marionics

      that’s actually-

      ready…get set…GO-to

      ready…get set…GO-ma

      • Freddie Mariano

        Tama ka, marionics! Hahaha, ang tagal na kasi nitong Kuwarta O Kahon since I saw it. I’ll miss Tito Pepe like I miss the old tv shows. Their sincerity shows.

      • marionics

        that’s actually from Clubhouse 9

  • Manny Ambanloc Rosario

    Pumanaw na ang aking paboritong gameshow host.

  • MNLFoodcritic

    Thank you Tito Pepe for all the laughter! The original ‘kwarta o kahon’!

  • 100% freedom of navigation

    Salamat sa siglang ibinigay ni Pepe Pimentel sa mga Pinoy ng mga panahong siya ay TV host. RIP.

  • Pitbulldog

    May you rest in heavenly peace.  You are one of those movie/TV personalities deserving of our respect and should be emulated by your peers.  Bon voyage, Pepe.  I am sure heaven would be happier with you around….

  • Net

    Nagkita kaya sila ng biyenan niya? :) RIP, sir!

  • kangsongdaeguk

    “investigators have yet to determine whether he simply slipped on the
    floor as he was taking a bath, or he suffered a heart attack.”

    “Pimentel’s body was cremated immediately”

    I sense something fisy.

  • sanjuan683

    Ganda ng kanta niya kurukuku Paloma the best ang taas ng boses niya bilib ako. Funny man pa.
    Goodbye tito Pepe

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