MANILA - Veteran television host German Moreno died of cardiac arrest early morning on Friday, his nephew John Nite confirmed.

He was 82. 

Moreno died at around 3:20 a.m. while confined in a hospital in Quezon City. He was rushed to the hospital past 7 p.m. on Thursday.

In January last year, he was rushed to the acute stroke unit of the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City after suffering a mild stroke.

A popular host, actor, comedian and talent manager, Moreno, or more popularly known as "Kuya Germs," began his career in show business in the 1960s.

Before becoming an actor, Moreno worked as a janitor and a curtain raiser at the Clover Theater.

He later went on to pursue a career on the bodabil stage as a comedian.

Moreno's biggest break came when he hosted "GMA Supershow" in the 1980s. 

His name was immortalized in Philippine showbiz as host and producer of the then long-running youth-oriented show "That's Entertainment."