Comedian Babajie has passed away, cousin confirms


Posted at May 04 2020 11:15 PM

Comedian Babajie has passed away, cousin confirms 1
Comedian Babajie had been confined at San Lazaro Hospital since April 25. Facebook: Queen Babajie Cornejo

MANILA — Comedian Babajie passed away on Monday due to pneumonia, a family member announced. He was 35.

Babajie, whose real name is Alfredo Cornejo, Jr., died past 3 p.m. at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, reported.

"Maaga pa, bata ka pa, alam mo Kuya na mahal na mahal kita," Cid Cornejo, a cousin of Babajie, wrote on Facebook.

Babajie, who was formerly part of "Bubble Gang," was known for his self-deprecating jokes about his chin.

Babajie, who had been confined since April 25, is survived by his mother, Minda, and siblings Almin, Alina, and Aljohn. 

While pneumonia is a symptom of the novel coronavirus disease, and San Lazaro Hospital is caring for COVID-19 patients, Babajie's family made no mention of the comedian being infected with the disease.