Comedian 'Chikita' dies at 42

Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 31 2017 08:48 PM | Updated as of May 31 2017 09:29 PM

Julieto "Chikita" Villaruel, 42, died of hypovolemic shock Tuesday night in Cebu City. Photo courtesy of Wenwen Zaspa.

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.