Comedian Babajie dies at 35 | Inquirer Entertainment

Comedian Babajie dies at 35

By: - Reporter
/ 01:01 PM May 05, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — TV comedian Alfredo Cornejo Jr., more popularly known as Babajie, has died due to a respiratory ailment. He was 35.

His cousin Cid Cornejo announced the sad news over Facebook on Monday.

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“Maaga pa. Bata ka pa. Alam mo kuya na mahal na mahal kita. Ikaw ang pinakaclose ko noon pa man… Ikaw madalas kong kasama. Mamimiss kita (It is too soon. You are still young. I love you so much. You were the closest to me since before… We spent a lot of time. I will miss you),” Cid said in a Facebook post.

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Un na pala un tinototoo mo ung mga msg mo sa akin..😭😭😭 Bakit? Maaga pa.. Bata ka ka pa.. Alam mo kuya na mahal na mahal…

Posted by Cid Cornejo on Monday, May 4, 2020

“Masakit kuya. Hindi ko kayang sabihin (It hurts. I can’t describe the pain). Queen Babajie Cornejo forever in our hearts. Kuya, may you rest now,” added Cid.

A entry post on comedian’s Facebook showed he had been confined at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila since April 28.

The last post on his Facebook was last April 30, belying supposed rumors of his death.

Sa mga nagpapakalat ho ng fakenews jan na patay na kuya ko. Ayan ho kapatid ko. Buhay na buhay pa. Salamat po sa mga…

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Posted by Queen Babajie Cornejo on Thursday, April 30, 2020

According to entertainment portal PEP.ph, the comedian died due to pneumonia.

Popular for his protruding chin, Babajie became part of GMA-7’s gag show “Bubble Gang” and was also featured at the “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” show of the network.

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