Veteran stand-up comedian and director Phillip Lazaro dies at 52
PHILLIP LAZARO – The veteran stand-up comedian and director passed away at the age of 52.
His passing was confirmed by his nephew Chico Lazaro Alinell.
According to Chico, Phillip succumbed to multiple organ failures at around 8:30 a.m., Monday.
“I never saw Tito Phi breathing again. Seeing him so helpless was my last memory of him and it breaks me apart,” Chico said.
Chico said that he last visited Phillip in his place on Sunday and noticed that he has difficulty in breathing.
“From that moment, I kissed his forehead and said my goodbye, told him to always pray, and how much I love him,” he added.
Maxine Alinell, the sister of Chico, on the other hand, said that they are going to release details about their uncle’s burial in due time.
They also expressed their gratitude to the friends and colleagues of Phillip who have extended their love and sympathy.
In the 2017 episode of Tunay na Buhay, Phillip shared that he dreamt of becoming a priest or lawyer when he was young.
Watch the video below:
Phillip Lazaro started in the show business as a stand-up comedian at the comedy bar, The Library, in Manila. Eventually, he ventured into acting and directing.
He has starred in the series “Villa Quintana” and “Anna Karenina” while became the director of Full House Tonight,” “Widow’s Web,” “Prima Donnas,” and “Nagbabagang Luha,” and to name a few.
Note: Details about his burial will be added once available.
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