Singer Jovit Baldivino dies at 29

Jovit Baldivino, the first-ever “Pilipinas Got Talent” champion, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9

, according to his former handler at Star Magic.

Jerry Telan claimed that Baldivino passed away around 4 a.m. based on information from the singer’s parents and fiancĂ©. following five days of “comatoseness.” Age-wise, he was 29.

Baldivino was sent to the Jesus of Nazareth Hospital in Batangas on the evening of December 3 after experiencing respiratory difficulties following a musical performance, according to a statement on Telan’s Instagram page.

Telan said that Baldivino had been “recovering for a week with hypertension maintenance medications” when his doctor instructed him not to sing before the event.

When a family friend from Batangas City invited him later, knowing “Bundoy” (Jovit), he gave in to the clamour of the gathering. His three hallmark tunes included Journey’s Faithfully. On the third song, he started gasping for air, according to Telan’s post, who also noted that Baldivino was taken to the hospital that same evening.

A blood clot in the brain (a indication of an aneurysm), according to Baldivino’s CT scan results, according to the artist’s agency.

Baldivino recorded a lot of CDs after winning Season 1 of Pilipinas Got Talent in 2010. His hit songs include “Pusong Bato” and “Ikay’ Mahal.”