Filipino comedian Domingo Vusotros Brotamante Jr., also known as Bentong used to be a staple in noontime variety shows. He started off as a production assistant for ABS CBN. He was then given a break to be a comedian and was known as the “side-kick” of comedian and television host Willie Revillame in his noontime shows.
On Saturday morning, February 9, everyone was deeply saddened by the passing of Bentong. His friends in showbusiness from different TV networks took to social media to express their grief over the passing of the comedian.
The stars he had worked with in the show ‘Luv U’ including Sharlene San Pedro, Miles Ocampo, Alexa Ilacad, Kiray Celis, Michelle Vito and Alora Sasam have expressed their grief as they posted heartbreaking messages for him.
rest in peace kuya bentong#LuvU tito Jules…
— Sharlene San Pedro (@shar_sanpedro) February 9, 2019
RIP kuya bentong.. 🙏🏻 we LUVU.. 👼🏼😔
— Michelle Vito (@MichelleVito) February 9, 2019
Alexa Ilacad wrote: What!? 💔 No! 😭 I love you, kuya Bentong. Rest easy..
What!? 💔 No! 😭 I love you, kuya Bentong. Rest easy.. https://t.co/Lat1QICfl0
— Alexa Ilacad 🌜 (@alexailacad) February 9, 2019
Miles Ocampo said: Rest in Peace, Kuya Bentong. 😔 Pakiyakap nalang ako kay Lola Paula ha?.. We #LuvU, Mang Jules.
Rest in Peace, Kuya Bentong. 😔 Pakiyakap nalang ako kay Lola Paula ha?.. We #LuvU, Mang Jules.
— Miles Ocampo (@milesocampo_14) February 9, 2019
Meanwhile, Alora Sasam wrote: Nakakalungkot. Paalam po Kuya Bentong. Isa ka sa mga kilala kong palaging nakangiti at masayahin. Ang bait mo palagi sa akin lalo na nung nagsisimula pa lang ako sa trabaho. Sa heaven ka na magpapatawa ngayon. Rest in peace😢💛🙏🏼
Nakakalungkot. Paalam po Kuya Bentong. Isa ka sa mga kilala kong palaging nakangiti at masayahin. Ang bait mo palagi sa akin lalo na nung nagsisimula pa lang ako sa trabaho. Sa heaven ka na magpapatawa ngayon. Rest in peace😢💛🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Vjz0mErt1x
— alora mae sasam (@alorskieee) February 9, 2019
Sherilyn Reyes also penned an emotional tribute for Bentong on her Instagram account where some stars have commented their messages for the comedian.
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Kuya Boyet, nalungkot ako bigla. Di ko alam, nagpaalam ka na. Di ko makakalimutan tuwing nagkikita tayo, tawag mo sa kin, Sherilyn Brotamante 😂😂😂 Salamat Kuya! Di ako magiging artista kung di mo ko nakita at itinuro kina Mr.M at Tita Mariolle. Rest In Peace Kuya Boyet! #bentong 💔
Bentong’s talent management agency Star Magic has released this statement: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of comedian Domingo Brotamante, also known as Bentong, this morning. We ask everyone to pray for the eternal repose of his soul and the comfort of the loved ones he left behind.”