Friends of the late comedian Chokoleit (real name: Jonathan Aguilar Garcia), including Vice Ganda, Pokwang, K Brosas and Pooh, among others, went to his wake recently.
The solemn moment was shared on social media by the friends yesterday, March 11. In the photo, the four comedians can be seen standing over Chokoleit’s casket.
“We love u Chokie!” wrote Brosas via Instagram. “Nabawasan kami ng matalik na kaibigan nina @pooh_tik @itspokwang27 @praybeytbenjamin.”
Brosas also addressed Chokoleit’s fans who were concerned about the pet dogs he left behind. As per Brosas’ comment, Chokoleit’s dogs were in the wake. Arrangements have also been made in regard to where the dogs would go.
“Sa mga nagtatanong tungkol sa mga alagang dogs ni Chokie… andon po sila kanina,” she said. “At naayos na ng pamilya kung saan mapupunta. Wag po kayong mag-alala parang mga anak na po ni Chokie mga yon kaya hindi pababayaan. Salamat.”
Brosas and Pokwang mentioned in recent posts on Instagram that they were supposed to be with Chokoleit in his Abra performance, but were not able to join due to conflict in schedule. Both said they would not know what to do and might not be able to take it if they were there with him when he died.
The 46-year-old Chokoleit passed away on Saturday, March 9, shortly after his performance. As per ABS-CBN, Chokoleit’s attending physician at the Abra Provincial Hospital said he died of pulmonary edema and heart attack.
Meanwhile, in a video of Chokoleit’s performance shared by actor-singer Carl Guevarra, the comedian can be seen struggling and seemingly short of breath while delivering his lines. Cody Cepeda /ra