Marvin Martinez, also known as Ate Shawee, dies Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Chinese General Hospital due to liver cirrhosis, “with complications”.
Martinez’s niece, Rafaela De Jesus, revealed on Facebook that the 45-year-old comedian died of liver cirrhosis, a late-stage result of liver disease and its complications.
“Mula noon hanggang ngayon maganda ka pa din. Hindi ka mawala sa isip ko. Hanggang sa muli nating pagkikita tita Shawee Martinez my second mother,” De Jesus said in a Facebook post.
Martinez’s colleagues expressed their grief at the impersonator’s death.
“Woke up with a sad news. Isa ka sa pinakagusto ko na nakakatrabaho ko sa mga tapings, magaan lang at walang ere kasama, you really have a GOOD HEART,” Vilma Santos’ impersonator, DJ Onse said in a Facebook post.
Gil Morales, better known as Ate Gay, also voiced his sorrow at Martinez’s death.
In June, Ate Shawee’s health began to decline. The impersonator was admitted to the Chinese General Hospital for a week before being released, only to be admitted again on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Martinez died on Monday around 1 p.m.
As of writing, Sharon Cuneta has not yet issued a statement to the passing.
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