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Fil-Am actor Nico Santos loses stepdad to COVID-19

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/ 08:57 PM March 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American actor Nico Santos is mourning the loss of his stepfather who succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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This is my stepdad Sonny and my mom Tita. My Tito Sonny passed away yesterday after losing his battle with COVID-19. He was a kind, caring man. Friendly to a fault. He always greeted strangers walking past him with a chipper ‘Good Morning!’ and a big smile. He had a great laugh that filled the room with joy. My mom is also fighting COVID-19. For the time being, she has not required hospitalization. The loss of my stepfather is devastating but what has gutted me is that this pandemic has kept my family apart. We were unable to be with him during his last days. I can’t hold my mother as she mourns her husband. I can’t hug my brother as he contemplates a world without his father. I can’t wipe away the tears from my nephews’ eyes as they wonder why their Lolo Sonny isn’t here anymore. I want to thank everyone of you who offered up prayers, love and assistance to our family during this difficult time. Please continue to pray and send healing energy to my mom. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. Rest In Peace Tito Sonny. I love you.

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“My Tito Sonny passed away yesterday after losing his battle with COVID-19,” Santos said in an Instagram post on Sunday.

He then remembered his stepfather Sonny as “a kind, caring man,” and was “friendly to a fault.”

“He always greeted strangers walking past him with a chipper ‘Good Morning!’ and a big smile,” Santos said of Sonny. “He had a great laugh that filled the room with joy.”

Aside from Sonny, Santos also said that his mother, Tita, is also battling COVID-19.

“The loss of my stepfather is devastating but what has gutted me is that this pandemic has kept my family apart,” Santos expressed. “We were unable to be with him during his last days.”

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“I can’t hold my mother as she mourns her husband. I can’t hug my brother as he contemplates a world without his father,” he added. “I can’t wipe away the tears from my nephews’ eyes as they wonder why their Lolo Sonny isn’t here anymore.”

The COVID-19 disease has infected around 680,500 people worldwide, as well as claimed the lives of almost 32,000.

Santos is also known as Mateo Liwanag in the NBC series “Superstore.”

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