CEBU CITY—A Cebuano comedian died here Tuesday night due to hypovolemic shock caused by severe blood and fluid loss.
Julieto Villaruel, 42, died at around 11 p.m.
Villaruel was a transgender woman known in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community as “Chikita.”
Chikita's funny videos went viral and gained thousands of viewers in social media.
Cebu’s LGBTQ community is mourning Chikita's death.
It is also raising funds to pay for the wake and burial expenses, since Chikita’s parents already passed away.
Chikita was born in Zamboanga City, Mindanao. Her family moved to Cebu to find “a greener pasture.”
She will be laid to rest in Sta. Cruz Chapel, Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City.