YouTube tandem and real-life couple Jamich. Photo grab from Jamich's instagram page
MANILA -- (UPDATED) Jam Sebastian, one-half of the popular YouTube sensation Jamich, died on Wednesday morning, months after he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. He was 28.
The news was confirmed by his mother Maricar on Facebook.
Sebastian died at 10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Sebastian told ABS-CBN News that her son fought to live until the very end but it was his body that gave up.
Meanwhile, Sebastian's Jamich partner, Michelle Liggayu, said “no words can explain” how sad she feels over the passing of her fiance.
"We love you, Jam Fernando Sebastian. I'm sure magiging sobrang ganda and happy ng birthday celebration mo sa Heaven. Sana ma-dream kita na ipaalam mo lang sa amin na masaya ka na and healthy ulit with God. Thank you for everything... No words can explain. Until we meet again," she posted on Instagram.
Last week, Sebastian was placed on life support and was visited by TV host and actress Kris Aquino and other well-known personalities, including "Bandila" anchor Karen Davila, inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez and "It's Showtime" hosts Jhong Hilario and Vice Ganda.
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao also gave encouraging words for Sebastian through a recorded video which was uploaded on Instagram on Sunday.
Sebastian and Liggayu got engaged early last year. The two rose to online fame for their videos about love and relationships, with their YouTube channel boasting of over 100 million views.
The family has yet to issue details as regards Sebastian’s wake.