Content creator and internet celebrity Sammy Manese passed away on November 29, his family confirmed.
In a Facebook post, Bea Manese confirmed that Sammy had already met his demise at 14 due to undisclosed reasons.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved family member, Sammy Manese. May he be remembered for all the joy and laughter he shared with everyone. We ask for your prayers, respect, and privacy during this time,” she said.
His fans and friends expressed sadness over what happened to the influencer, who became popular in 2019.
“To my bestfriend, Mahal na mahal kita sobra Hindi ko matatanggap at never ko matatanggap na wala kana, ang sakit sobra hindi namin alam kung pano ulit magsisimula ngayong wala kana samin Thankyou sa lahat ng tulong at binigay mo samin. Sobrang bata mopa para bigyan kami ng bahay at sasakyan sobrang proud ako sayo Miss ko na magtago ng pagkain at softdrinks para lang ipakain sayo dahil bawal ka nga sa mga softdrinks at miss na miss kona yung mga chikahan natin at panlalait dahil sobrang maldita mo nga. Sobrang dami mong taong pinasaya at sobrang daming nagmamahal sayo mahal na mahal kita. Rest in paradise mahal ko hinding hindi kana mahihirapan,” Yoo Na, a friend of Sammy wrote.
Sammy had a condition called dwarfism, and he was seen several times using an oxygen mask to assist his breathing.