Star Magic confirmed that Chokoleit just passed away at the age of 49 on Saturday night.
We all know that Chokoleit was featured regularly in ABS-CBN movies and shows, most notably in 2004’s Kapamilya fantaserye “Marina”. His real name is Jonathan Aguilar Garcia. He is well-known because of his talent in making people laugh and happy when performing live or even on Philippine television.
In a statement, Star Magic said: “Details are still being gathered. Chokoleit was performing in an out of town show in Abra, and experienced difficulty in breathing after his performance.”
Many celebrities posted their tributes for Chokoleit on social media and was led by the comedian Vice Ganda. Vice wrote on twitter: “”Thank you Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. I’m sad that we lost him. But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!”
After that different celebrities also sent their tributes to Chokoleit on their social media accounts.
In a video posted on Facebook by the provincial government of Abra just hours before the news broke, Chokoleit was seen performing at a show called Kawayan Festival 2019.
Before the he died he was able to still perform at the stage making people laugh. He sang “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko,” before drawing laughs and applause with his stand-up quips.
The local band The Juans’ member Carl Guevarra, an act who performed before Chokoleit went up on stage, described some of the comedian’s final moments on Facebook.
“Unbelievable. Chokoleit performed right after our set and we witnessed how he struggled through the entire performance. The ambulance rushed him to the hospital in Vigan but now we were informed he didn’t make it and passed away. We are all in shock. Prayers to all his loved ones. RIP”