Social media personality Sammy Manese has passed away.
Fans and friends paid tribute and offered words of condolences for the YouTuber and TikTok creator known for his hilarious and entertaining content online.
Sammy’s sister Bea Manese announced Sammy’s passing in a social media post on Wednesday.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved family member Sammy Manese.
She added, “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.”
A post by his other sister with the username Yoo Na on Facebook also shared the heartbreaking news, grieving over the loss of Sammy whom she called her “bestfriend”.
“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.
“Sobrang dami mong taong pinasaya at sobrang daming nagmamahal sayo mahal na mahal kita. Rest in paradise mahal ko hinding hindi kana mahihirapan Sammy Manese,” wrote Yoo Na.
Sammy’s cause of death wasn’t disclosed but his recent TikTok videos showed him using a nasal cannula, which according to web.md is a device used to provide supplemental oxygen therapy to people who have lower oxygen levels.
As of writing, Sammy has over 1.9 million Youtube subscribers, 1.2 million Facebook followers and more than 285,000 followers on TikTok.