Comedian Carlos “Caloy” Alde died at the age of 60. His family did not release further details about the actor’s passing.
Alde became famous as “Ogag” in the ’90s. He was dubbed the Mr. Bean of the Philippines. He starred in several shows on TV5 including Lokomoko and Star Confession.
Rhoda Porral-Alde, the family matriarch, switched her display photo on Facebook to black. She also posted a piece about finding resiliency and optimism in difficult times on the Facebook group World of Prayers.
A few of Caloy’s professional colleagues also sent Ogag and his family letters of sympathy and memory.
“Isa sa pinaka-tinitingala ko sa entertainment industry, walang tulad ang comedy mo, isang karangalang makatrabaho ang isang katulad mo kuya Caloy, Carlos Alde aka OGAG ng Pinas!! Maraming salamat sa mga masayang ala-alang nabigay mo sa aming lahat! Isa kang alamat!!! Rest in Peace kuya Caloyski!!!” said Raffy Calicdan.
Other fans of the Ogag thanked him for making everyone laugh.
Gene Padilla, a coworker and good friend, shared details regarding the incident.
“As per his wife Rhoda, minanas na si Caloy dahil sa enlargement of the heart at may tubig siya sa lungs. Baka i-dialysis din siya dahil hindi maganda ang lagay ng kidney niya,” Gene said.
Comedian Carlos ‘Ogag’ Alde dies at 60
As a show of support, Gene co-founded the organization COVIDYANTE, which aims to aid Covid-19 frontliners and fellow comedians who are ill.
The group’s earliest beneficiaries included Mahal, Dagul, and Boy Alano comedians.
Ogie Alcasid, Michael V., Herbert Bautista, Janno Gibbs, Vhong Navarro, Joey Marquez, Paolo Contis, Dennis Padilla, Bayani Agbayani, Kim Molina, Jerald Napoles, and Ai-Ai delas Alas are also members of GRUPO COVIDYANTE.
Caloy Alde, often known as Ogag, was a Filipino comedian and performer. Before breaking into the show business, he worked as a fish and egg salesman. When his career lagged, he decided to sell barbecue and open a sari-sari shop to supplement his income.
Ogag the Movie, Mr. Suave (2003), S2pid Luv (2002), Ang Babaeng Putik (2001), Baliktaran: Si Ace at si Daisy (2001), Sgt. Larry Layar (1998), Pares-pares (Trip ng Puso) (1998), and No Read, No Write (1998) are some of his films (1997).