Filipino comedian and director Philip Lazaro, 51, passed away on July 11. His death was first reported by the local newspaper GMA News Online, which received confirmation from Lazaro’s nephew Chico Lazaro Alinell.
It is said that the day before Lazarus’ death, his nephew went home to see him and saw a middle-aged cartoonist having trouble breathing. According to another account, Lazarus died of various organ failures. However, the underlying cause of organ failure is currently unknown to the general public.
According to GMA News Online, Lazaro’s family will soon wake up to reveal additional information regarding his death.
What was Philip Lazarus famous for before he died?
Felicissimo Saavedra Lazaro Born Phillip Lazaro is best known in the Philippines as a comedian, director and actor. He is known for his involvement in the productions of Prima Donnas and the Bawal na Game Show. The Manila Times claimed that the deceased, 51, performed a stand-up comedy at Manila’s Library Comedy Bar & Restaurant.
According to his IMDb page, Lazaro made his acting debut in 1995 with a brief appearance on the local TV show Villa Quintana. The seasoned comedian appeared in similar roles in Filipino TV series from the mid-1990s to 2000. He returned to this role in 2009 after a brief break of nearly 10 years.
He did PR on more than 50 episodes of That’s My Amboy in 2016. He played Phillip in five episodes of his last performance, Nagbabagang luha in 2021. Lazaro has over 25 years of experience and has been involved in nearly 30 different projects.
Lazaro has also served as a manager several times. It includes 63 episodes of TV5’s Filipino rival show, Bawal na Game Show. Between 2020 and 2021, he apparently led several episodes of the program. He also directed four episodes of the TV series Dear Uge.
Mourning after the death of Philip Lazarus
Numerous members of his family, friends, and other colleagues paid tribute to him on social media after he passed away. Lazarus’ nephew Chico Lazaro Alinel posted a Facebook post in memory of the late actor and comedian.
RIP Philip Lazarus. he was a dazer He attended Good Friday activities and lent his voice for the placement of my anak. Thank you BIMK. https://t.co/RJ3MRcDknQ
— ZE (@attyhazl) July 11, 2022
One user tweeted RIP Phillip Lazaro. he was a dazer He attended Good Friday activities and lent his voice for the placement of my anak.
Phillip Lazaro was one of the first stand-up comedians I’ve seen live and he truly fascinated me. I was 15 and I was on Klownz Quezon Avenue and the lineup of Comedy Queens and Stand Up Comedians was great, but Phillip was at his level. The news that he passed away makes me sad.
— K | #NEVERAGAIN (@kaye_fangirl) July 11, 2022
Gil Cuerva said, “Peace to Direk Phillip Lazaro. Working with you as a director and actor has been great.
Back then 😔 ‘Library’ ‘Baywalk’ Rest in Peace idol Philip Lazaro.
— Romeo Takiki (@taquiqui_romeo) July 11, 2022
Phillip Lazaro was one of the first stand-up comedians to see me perform live, and he completely fascinated me. Another user said: When I was 15, the comic queens and stand-up comedians on the bill on Klownz Quezon Avenue were great, but Phillip was in his own league. I am sorry to hear of his death.