MANILA -- Comedians and other local celebrities mourned the death of stand-up comedian Kim Idol, who died on Monday at a hospital in Caloocan City. He was 41.
Comedians including Ai Ai delas Alas, Allan K and Ogie Alcasid took to social media to pay their respect to Kim Idol, or Michael Argente in real life, who passed away due to AVM or brain arteriovenous malformation, according to a report published by Push.
In her Facebook post, the mother of Kim Idol paid tribute to her son.
"Anak, alam ko lumaban ka para hindi mo kami iwan. Pinaalis mo lang kami ng Ate mo dahil hindi namin kaya na mawala ka. Maraming nagmamahal sa 'yo, anak. We love u!" she wrote.
Kim was working as a volunteer frontliner during this COVID-19 pandemic. According to Push, he was a marshal of the Bureau of Quarantine at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, which was transformed to a quarantine facility for those who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Magandang alaala ang iniwan mo anak lalo na sa mga COVID victim na pinasaya mo, inawitan mo. Sabi mo bumilis ang kanilang paggaling kasi nawawala ang kanilang lungkot. Hindi mo lang alam ang takot ni mama pero dahil gusto mo nga mag-work bilang frontliner, pumayag na si mama. Sobrang saya mo ng ibalita mo sa 'kin na kahit nakasalamuha mo sila negative result mo. Sobrang proud ako sa 'yo anak. Maraming sumasaludo sa 'yo. Para sa akin anak, isa kang bayani," his mother added.