YouTube sensation Emman Nimedez died at 1 a.m. today, Aug. 16. He was 27.
The sad news was posted by his girlfriend, Peachy Santos, on Emman’s verified Facebook account. He died battling acute myeloid leukemia.
She wrote: “Our beloved Emman Nimedez joined our Creator at 1:00am today, August 16, 2020, Sunday. He was with his family during the time of his passing at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City.
“Our family is thankful to everyone who offered prayers and showed support.
Funeral details will be announced in the next days. We hope everyone will respect the family’s privacy to mourn the passing of Emman. Thank you.”
A couple of days ago, Emman was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital in “critical condition.”
Peachy’s post on Emman’s Facebook account read: “Sa mga nakakabasa po nito gusto ko lang po ipaalam na dinala po sa ICU si Emman kagabi dahil po sa kidney failure and blood complication. Nawalan po siya ng malay around 10pm, tinry ko po siyang gisingin pero di na po siya nagrerespond. Hindi pa namin siya nakausap since kagabi. Bago po siya pinasok sa ICU kausap po namin siya kasama ang team payaman at mahal nya sa buhay and alam kong naririnig nya yun dahil tumatango po sya at nakahawak ng mahigpit sa kamay ko. Ngayon po ay critical condition nya at unstable.”
Peachy asked for financial support then, saying big or small will help out.
“Kailangan po namin ng suporta at tulong nyo ngayon malaki man o maliit ang halaga. Pera man o simpleng pag share lang ay malaking tulong na po yun para kay emman,” she wrote. “Kitang kita ko na gusto nya po lumaban. Kasi everytime na sinasabe ko ‘Lalaban tayo ha’ tatango sya. Hinahawakan nya yung kamay ko ng mahigpit at alam ko na lalaban tayo na magkasama sa pagsubok na to.
“Kaya mo yan Mahal. Alam kong kaya mo. “
Yesterday afternoon, Peachy announced they needed donors “for PLATELET PHERESIS (O Positive) for emman.”
It was last May when the vlogger revealed he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The online content creator started making videos on YouTube in 2011 then became popular in 2017 after his parody videos went viral on the internet.
As of writing, he has 2.19 million subscribers on YouTube.