'Thanks for the laughter': Tributes pour in for comedian Chokoleit

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 10 2019 01:20 AM | Updated as of Mar 10 2019 11:17 AM

Tributes poured in for comedian Chokoleit who passed away after performing at a show in Abra Saturday night. 

Chokoleit, who was 48, died after experiencing difficulty in breathing, according to his talent agency, Star Magic, which is still confirming additional details surrounding his death.

Comedy icon Vice Ganda led the tributes, writing on Twitter: "Thank you Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. I'm 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!"

Actor Paulo Avelino described Chokoleit as a person whose talent for bringing laughter and happiness will "surely be missed." 

Talent manager Ogie Diaz was too upset to talk about it, sharing simply on Facebook: "Sobrang nakakalungkot."

Other celebrities paying tribute included Ogie Alcasid, Luis Manzano, Maris Racal, Pokwang, and Vhong Navarro. They were joined by fans of Chokoleit, who made the comedian one of the most talked about topics on Twitter.