MANILA—Philippines showbiz lost another talented comedian with the passing of Carlos “Caloy” Alde. He was 60 years old. People close to Caloy confirmed the sad news on July 23, 2022.
His wife, Rhoda Porral-Alde and son Marley, have yet to say anything about the death of Caloy and the only noticeable sign was the changed of her profile picture to black on her Facebook account.
She also posted a photo from the FB group World of Prayers, about finding strength and hope amid trying times.
Dubbed “Mr. Bean of the Philippines,” Caloy was more popularly known as “Ogag” (gago spelled backwards) after playing the lead role in the alternative comedy on TV5 with the same title.
Some of Caloy’s co-workers in the industry also wrote messages of remembrance and condolences for the actor and his family.
Other supporters of the Ogag star thanked the comedian for all the laughs.
Two years ago on June 3, Caloy suffered from a heart condition and was sent to the emergency room in a hospital in Fairview, Quezon City.
Colleague and close friend, Gene Padilla, provided details about the situation.
Gene shared, “As per his wife Rhoda, minanas na si Caloy dahil sa enlargement of the heart at may tubig siya sa lungs.
“Baka i-dialysis din siya dahil hindi maganda ang lagay ng kidney niya.”
As a form of support, Gene co-founded the group COVIDYANTE, which aims to give assistance to Covid-19 frontliners and fellow comedians who are suffering from any sickness.
Comedians Mahal, Dagul, and Boy Alano were some of the first beneficiaries of the group.
Other members of GRUPO COVIDYANTE are Ogie Alcasid, Michael V., Herbert Bautista, Janno Gibbs, Vhong Navarro, Joey Marquez, Paolo Contis, Dennis Padilla, Bayani Agbayani, Kim Molina, Jerald Napoles, and Ai-Ai delas Alas.