MANILA, Philippines – Jam Sebastian of Jamich was laid to rest Sunday, March 8 at Manila Memorial in Sucat, Parañaque, following his death on Wednesday, March 4.
Jam, one half of the hugely popular YouTube couple Jamich, died of lung cancer at just 28 years old.
Wearing white, family and those closest to Jam released balloons with the words “We’ll miss you, we love you Jam.”
Before he was laid to rest, a mass was held at the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church in Las Piñas.
In her eulogy, Paolinne Michelle “Mich” Liggayu, Jam’s longtime girlfriend and YouTube co-star, thanked everyone for their support, including Jam’s mother Maricar and brother Yexel.
“Seven years, 7 long years na pinagsamahan na may pagbabati at away, tampuhan. Pero lahat ito nakayanan namin,” said Mich. (Seven years, 7 long years we’ve been through, with ups and downs, misunderstandings. We saw it through.)
“You’ll be forever a part of me,” said a tearful Mich, as she thanked Jam’s mom and brother. (READ: Mich Liggayu of Jamich shares Jam Sebastian’s last message to her)
“Si Jam, very talented, mapagmahal na tao, (Jam is very talented and a very loving person.)” Mich said, adding that he was “astig (awesome).”
“Jam thank you very much…no goodbyes until we meet again,” Mich said. She later sang “You Are My Song.”
Jam and Mich were a couple since 2008, and posted videos for fans starting 2011. In their videos, they played couples in different stages of a relationship, and soon gained a devoted social media following. (READ: Jamich’s love story, in Jam Sebastian’s own words)
To lighten the mood, Yexel sang part of “The Coconut Song.” He also shared funny moments about his brother as they were growing up.
Jam’s mother said she was giving back her son to God. (READ: Jam Sebastian’s mom Maricar: ‘Anak, maraming salamat’)
Jam, who battled stage 4 lung cancer since March last year, was later taken off life support days after his health took a turn for the worse on February 26.
In a previous interview, Mich shared Jam’s final message to her – to keep positive and stay strong. She also said that there was one more project involving Jam that fans had yet to see, and that she would upload it later, when she felt ready to go back to work. – Rappler.com
All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
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