Pinoy volleyball loses avid fan with passing of comedian Chokoleit
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 10, 2019 10:23 PM
Chokoleit's passing not only left a hole in Filipino showbiz, it also signaled a farewell to one of Pinoy volleyball's staunchest supporters. (Photo from Chokoleit's Instagram @hot_chokoleit)
The Filipino entertainment sphere was stunned Saturday night with the sudden passing of comedian and industry veteran Jonathan Aguilar Garcia, or Chokoleit. He was 46.
Chokoleit was performing in an out-of-town show in Abra where he experienced difficulty in breathing. He was rushed to a provincial hospital where he would pass away from pulmonary edema and a heart attack.
He has long been a staple of ABS-CBN movies and teleseryes, with his most iconic role coming from the 2004 hit fantasy series 'Marina'.
Fellow celebrities, including Vice Ganda immediately took to social media to mourn the passing of the comedian.
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
Chokoleit's passing not only left a hole in Filipino showbiz, it also signaled a farewell to one of Pinoy volleyball's staunchest supporters.
Chokoleit had an Instagram post dating as far back as 2013, and Tweets from 2017 showing the comedian's pure love for the sport.
I just love love love watching Volleyball games.— CHOKOLEIT (@chokoleitWiTS) August 6, 2017
It's the only sport I truly thoroughly understand. #PVLonABSCBN
Salamat at palagi ng may volleyball na mapapanood all year round. #PVLonABSCBN— CHOKOLEIT (@chokoleitWiTS) May 6, 2018
From the Premier Volleyball League, to the UAAP, Chokoleit was there.
This year’s #UAAPSeason80Volleyball Women’s Division is excitingly, unpredictably insane.— CHOKOLEIT (@chokoleitWiTS) March 10, 2018
Creamline Cool Smasher Alyssa Valdez knew this all along, and offered her tribute to the departed showman.
Maraming salamat sa tawa at ngiti ibinahagi mo sa aming lahat. https://t.co/nEKp83gPn1— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) March 10, 2019
Rest In Peace, Chokoleit.