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Following his link to PEP.PH, we read that he died in his sleep early this morning. They found it out at 6am. tsk tsk.. what I lost.. And just this Friday I saw him live in Unang Hirit’s 9th Anniversary!
PEP (Philippine Entertainment portal) received a confirmed report earlier this afternoon, December 7, that young actor Marky Cielo died at dawn today. He was 20 years old.
Doctors are still investigating the cause of Marky’s death, but an acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis is also being considered.
According to a PEP source, Marky’s mother went up to his room in their house in Antipolo City around 6 a.m. to wake him up for a charity event. But he never woke up.
In the late afternoon, PEP editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon was able to interview Marky’s father, Mr. Bobby Cielo, briefly. Mr. Cielo, who is now separated from Marky’s mother, narrated to PEP that Marky’s mother and sister Marcel Andrea knocked down Marky’s door when no answer came from him. They found Marky lying on the floor.
They immediately rushed Marky to the Antipolo Doctors Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival at around 10 a.m. today.
When asked how they are taking Marky’s death, Mr. Cielo said, “Okay lang, mabigat.”
Marky was a product of GMA-7’s StarStruck Batch 3, where he won as the Ultimate Sole Survivor. He was the first Igorot from Baguio City to join the popular reality-based artista search. Among his batchmates were Iwa Moto, Jackie Rice, and Gian Carlo.
After winning in StarStruck, he appeared in several GMA-7 shows which included Encantadia, Fantastikids, Bakekang, Asian Treasures, Boys Nxt Door, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, and Codename: Asero. But he was best known as Zaido Green in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan.
He was also a mainstay of the musical-variety show SOP and in the primetime series La Lola.
Marky, who is also known for his dancing prowess, grew up in Butuan City but his family moved to the north.
He was a first year Architecture student in St. Louis University in Baguio City when he joined StarStruck. His father revealed that Marky was planning to go back to school next year.
At press time, Marky’s remains is still at the morgue of St. Peter Memorial Life Plan Chapel in Antipolo City. Then, it will be brought to their house in Mission Hills, also in Antipolo, where a wake will be held for two days. After this, Marky’s family plans to bring the young actor’s remains to Bontoc, Mountain Province, where he grew up.
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