Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sammy Lagmay Dead at 55
Comedian Sammy Lagmay has passed away, he is known for his roles in various ABS-CBN sitcoms as the sidekick, slapstick comic relief na bina-batukbatukan, the playboy husband of Winnie Cordero, etc. The actor died on Wednesday due to complications from diabetes, which were left untreated due to financial difficulties.
Not enough love from ABS-CBN, I guess? No Actors Union to support any medical care for retired TV talents?
Sammy Lagmay was left at the care of his sister Mylene Lagmay-Mariano, she supported him throughout his illness. Sammy Lagmay was estranged from his wife and children, who are all based in the United States. His wake will be held at St. Peter Chapels Novaliches in Quezon City.
The comedian said in a na interview his greatest regret was not being able to express his love for his children.
"Ang pinanhihinayang ko lang sa ngayon, 'yung parang hindi ko naipadama sa kanila 'yung pagmamahal. Kasi 'yung sa akin noon, akala ko okay na 'yung suporta at supply kung ano 'yung kailangan niyo."
"Sana magkita pa tayo ulit. Mahawakan ko kayo, mayakap, masabi ko sa inyong mahal ko kayo. I mean, 'yung pagkukulang ko sa pagmamahal, siguro pipilitin kong ibigay kahit sa ilang saglit ng buhay ko," he said.
Rest in Peace, Sammy. At least, your sister never left your side til the end.