Comedian and TV host Shalala died due to pulmonary tuberculosis, his brother Anthony Reyes confirmed. He was 61.
“Napapaiyak po ako, sandali,” Anthony said.
Shalala was admitted to the National Kidney Institute last week and was sent home after showing signs of improvement.
However, he was rushed back to the hospital, to the Fe Del Mundo Medical Center in Banawe, Quezon City this time around.
Carmelito Reyes, better known as Shalala was a Filipino radio and TV personality and comedian.
Shalala’s 1st TV Show was “Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman” in 2001, but he transferred to TV5 around 2010 for his new projects TV shows, and his other acting skills and hosting jobs on his former TV network.
Shalala returned to GMA Channel 7 in 2014 following his return to “Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman” with new host Nora Aunor replacing the late Kuya Germs who died in 2016, but the show ended also the same year last February 2016.
Comedian Shalala dies at 61
In 2017, he returns to TV again for guesting in Sunday Pinasaya also on GMA 7, this was his 1st guesting TV appearance since following after Kuya Germs death exactly 1 year in 2016.
He was a former supporting cast in ABS-CBN’s defunct afternoon teleserye Pusong Ligaw with his co-star Bianca King, that also came from TV5. They will also be joined by Beauty Gonzalez, but the drama series ended around January 2018. This was Shalala’s 1st ABS-CBN 2 Show since he left from GMA 7.
Shalala returned to his original tv network GMA 7 via a weekend musical variety program, Sunday PinaSaya”, and a comedy anthology, “Dear Uge” which he plays a gay father around 2019, and he guested in a morning talk program, “Mars Pa More” and he played in a popular segment, “Bawal Ang Judgemental” on “Eat Bulaga” this 2020.
“Maraming-maraming salamat po sa lahat, Kuya Lito. Ikaw ang naging sandalan naming magkakapatid. Ikaw na nagtaguyod sa pamilya. Hirap kami kung wala ka. Maraming-maraming salamat sa tulong na ginawa po para sa’ming lahat,” Anthony said.