Comedian Kim Idol (“Michael Taniera Argente” in real life) bid his goodbye this morning of July 13, 2020.
His mother confirms it.
“Anak alam ko lumaban ka para hindi mo kami iwan. Pinaalis mo lang kami ng Ate mo dahil hindi namin kaya na mawala ka. Maraming nagmamahal sayo anak. We love u!” Maria Taniegra Argente wrote on Facebook this morning, July 13.
Some of Kim’s closest friends, including colleague Allan K., pens a heartfelt message in his social media account.
“You were one of the best talents Klownz and Zirkoh have ever had. One of the funniest on and off stage. You will always be remembered by people whose lives you touched through comedy. Rest in peace, Kim Idol. We will miss you,” Allan K wrote on Instagram.
View this post on Instagram
Kim has long been a regular in the said bars, aside from his TV appearances once in a while.
Idol left the industry due to AVM or brain arteriovenous malformation.
Kim’s other friend, Michael Conjusta, also confirmed the comedian’s passing by posting a series of photos with Kim and said, “Akala ko ba gusto mo pang bumalik dito? I feel sad
“Rest in peace my friend, Michael ‘Kim Idol’ Argente.
“We know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again.
“Condolence to Melissa Argente and family.”
The stand-up comedian was found unconscious four days ago in his room in the Philippine Arena and was immediately sent to the Manila Central University Hospital in Caloocan City for treatment.
Prior to his passing, he was working as a quarantine officer and a front liner for the Bureau of Quarantine.
Undoubtedly, the world of comedy in the Philippines is also grieving for losing one of its members.
Our prayers for Kim Idol’s family.