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Filipino YouTuber Emman Nimedez dies

John Philip Bravo
Filipino YouTuber Emman Nimedez dies

Emman Nimedez

Emman, whose videos were wildly popular on YouTube, had been diagnosed with cancer in May 2020

YouTube content creator Emman Nimedez died after battling leukemia.

Emman’s girlfriend, Peachy Santos, confirmed her boyfriend’s death in a post on his verified Facebook account. Peachy said he died at 1:00 a.m on Sunday, August 16.

Nimedez had been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on August 13.

Nawalan po siya ng malay around 10pm, tinry ko po siyang gisingin pero di na po siya nagrerespond. Bago po siya pinasok sa ICU kausap po namin siya kasama ang Team Payaman at mahal niya sa buhay and alam kong naririnig nya ‘yun dahil tumatango po siya at nakahawak ng mahigpit sa kamay ko,” said Peachy Santos in a Facebook post on August 14.

(He lost consciousness at around 10 pm, I tried waking him up but he wasn’t responding. Before he was admitted to the ICU, we – along with Team Payaman and his loved ones – spoke to him. I’m sure he heard us because he was nodding his head and holding my hand tightly.)

Nimedez was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2020 and has since been undergoing chemotherapy. 

Peachy asked for prayers for the family and friends that Emman left behind. “Our family is thankful to everyone who offered prayers and showed support. We hope everyone will respect the family’s privacy to mourn the passing of Emman,” she said.

Filipino YouTubers and musicians took to social media to express their shock over Emman’s death.

https://twitter.com/marieabesamis/status/1294802758411808768?s=21
https://twitter.com/lloydcadena/status/1294754901113712640?s=21

The Filipino YouTuber began posting videos in 2011 but only rose to fame in 2017 for his parody videos, which went viral on the internet. Emman has over 2.17 million subscribers on YouTube. – Rappler.com