Sammy Lagmay dead | Comedian dies at 55

Sammy Lagmay is dead. The actor-comedian died in his residence on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, due to complications from diabetes. He was 55.

According to ABS-CBN News, Lagmay passed away at his home in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan at around 3:00 in the afternoon.

Lagmay has been suffering from diabetes since 2010, but he didn’t mind the symptoms and left his illness untreated due to financial constraints. When his kidney failed, the comedian was forced to undergo dialysis.

The treatments drained his savings, the report said. In 2012, he solicited financial aid from his friends and former co-workers in the showbiz industry.

Lagmay’s sister, Mylene, stood by him until his last breath. The comedian is survived by his wife and children, who are all residing in the US, the report said.

Reactions on Sammy Lagmay’s death were immediate. Through social networking sites, celebrities and netizens expressed sympathy and offered prayers to the popular comedian.