Comedian Domingo Vusotros Brotamante Jr., popularly known in television as “Bentong” has passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 55.
The comedian’s passing was confirmed by his son-in-law Arvin Vincent Anierdes in a Facebook post.
According to the Facebook post, Bentong died at around 5 a.m. at the Fairview General Hospital in Fairview Quezon City.
“Rest in Peace Papa Bentong hindi ko akalain na heto na ang ating huling pagsasama naten alam ko kasama mo na ang Panginoon ngayon kaya panatag narin ang loob ko,” Anierdes said in his post.
“Maraming maraming salamat Papa sa pag aaruga sa Pamilya naten. Maraming salamat din dahil napakarami mo napasayang tao. Mahal na mahal ka namin Pa,” he added.
The comedian was reportedly declared dead on arrival at the said hospital following a cardiac arrest.
‘Bentong’ was best known as the “side-kick” of comedian and television host Willie Revillame in his noontime shows in various television networks. He also played roles in the movies Jologs (2002), The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles (2011), and Shake Rattle and Roll XV (2014).