Stars mourn comedian Chokoleit's death

MANILA, Philippines – Stars and friends of comedian Chokoleit took to social media on Sunday, March 10, following the news of his sudden death.

Chokoleit, Jonathan Aguilar Garcia in real life, died after performing in an event in Abra on Saturday, March 9. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. He was 46 years old.

Thank you Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. Im sad that we lost him. But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!!! Rest well my friend. — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) March 9, 2019

Vice Ganda posted a message on Twitter, saying: "Thank you Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. Im sad that we lost him. But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!!! Rest well my friend."

Claudine Barretto, who headlned the show Marina where Chokoleit also stared, posted a series of videos on Instagram.

"I cannot put into words the pain that n feeling Choko! Nawalan nanaman ako ng tagapagtanggol at mabuting kaibigan (I lose a good friend and protector).I luv u sobra."

View this post on Instagram I cannot put into words the pain that n feeling Choko! Nawalan nanaman ako ng tagapagtanggol at mabuting kaibigan.i luv u sobra @cheenacrab A post shared by Claudine Barretto (@claubarretto) on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:18am PST

She added:  "Mamimiss ko to! Paki hug si Direk Wenn [Deramas] at Rico [Yan] para sakin. Thank u Choko isa kang LOYAL na kaibigan.mahal na mahal kita at d kita makakalimutan kahit kailan."

(I will miss this. Please hug Direk Wenn and Rico for me. Thank you Choko, you are one loyal friend. We love you and we will never forget you.)

View this post on Instagram Mamimiss ko to! Paki hug si Direk Wenn at Rico para sakin. Thank u Choko isa kang LOYAL na  kaibigan.mahal na mahal kita at d kita makakalimutan kahit kailan. @cheenacrab A post shared by Claudine Barretto (@claubarretto) on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:26am PST

Paulo Avelino tweeted: "RIP@chokoleitWiTSThe laughter and happiness you brought to everyone will surely be missed. Such a sad day."

RIP @chokoleitWiTS. The laughter and happiness you brought to everyone will surely be missed. Such a sad day — Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino) March 9, 2019

 

 

Ai-Ai delas Alas also took to Instagram to share her memories of the comedian.

View this post on Instagram Naalala ko nung malilit pa sina sophia mamasyal kami sya ako and si mje na friend namin .. dahil malayo byahe tinuturuan ng dalawang bading mag abc si sophia may dalang cheetos  so pinapabasa .. chi chi cheetos .. tapos sabihin ni choco b as in ba ba bakla ituturo nya yung isa ko friend gaganti naman si mje kay choc .. b as in ba ba ba.... kulaw hehehe .. ang saya lang .. pahinga ka na choc .. RIP -- #isasapinakamagalingnakomedyante A post shared by AIAI DELAS ALAS (@msaiaidelasalas) on Mar 9, 2019 at 5:11pm PST

John Lapus, one of Chokoleit's close friends, posted: "Grabe ka @hot_chokoleit So pano, wala na yung ganitong okrayan?! Hay... Mahal ka namin. Mahal kita." (So just like that, no more teasing each other? Hay, we love you. I love you.)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by John Lapus (@korekkajohn) on Mar 9, 2019 at 8:22am PST

Pokwang, another friend of Chokoleit simply captioned a photo of a crying clown with heartbroken emojis.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mayette (@itspokwang27) on Mar 9, 2019 at 3:20pm PST

 

Others like Tim Pavino, Maris Racal, Vhong Navarro, and Ogie Alcasid also gave tributes.

RIP, Chokoleit! :’( So sad to hear the news. You will truly be missed. You were always so kind, and full of life. — (@TimPavino) March 9, 2019View this post on Instagram Nakikiramay po kami sa lahat ng nagmamahal at kaanak ni @hot_chokoleit #ripchokoleit A post shared by Ogie Alcasid (@ogiealcasid) on Mar 9, 2019 at 3:39pm PST

Grabe hindi ako makapaniwala! Hay... Rest In Peace , Chokoleit We will miss you... — Vhong Navarro (@VhongX44) March 9, 2019RIP Chokoleit :( — Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) March 9, 2019

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