Jovit Baldivino, a Filipino singer, died earlier today. He was only 29 years old.
Camille Ann Miguel, Baldivino’s wife, uploaded a photo of them together on Facebook with the message “Asawa ko” and sobbing emojis.
Baldivino died after a few days in an intensive care unit (ICU) at Jesus of Nazareth Hospital in Batangas City, according to Totoong Balita Southern Tagalog.
The hospital also confirmed the news via radio station Brigada Batangas.
According to reports, Baldivino was transported to the hospital after collapsing at a party a few days ago. Baldivino allegedly underwent surgery after experiencing a mild hemorrhagic stroke on December 4, 2022.
His wife recently urged netizens to verify news before publishing it online.
“Sa lahat po ng nag popost sa asawa ko siguraduhin niyong tama ang post nyo at di kayo nakakatulong lalo nyo pinalalala di kayo nakakatulong matuto kayo humingi ng permission. Wag nyo pong palalain ang sitwasyon niya!!!!!! Makapag post lang kayo…prayers po ang kailangan namin di ang maling post niyo,” she wrote.
Singer Jovit Baldivino dies at 29
In 2010, he became the first victor of the reality talent competition Pilipinas Got Talent.
Jovit Baldivino was born into a low-income Batangas household. After school, he used to sell siomai in a market to support his studies and assist his family. To finish his education and help his family out of poverty, he entered the inaugural season of Pilipinas Got Talent. He claimed that if he were to win the 2 million peso reward, his dream would come true.
Baldivino attended Batangas State University to study criminology. He aspired to become a lawyer like his uncle.
In July 2016, his daughter, with his ex-girlfriend Shara Chavez was born.
The popular songs “Pusong Bato” and “Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin” by Jovit Baldivino returned in October 2020 and quickly took over social media. They were then combined with K-pop songs like “Psycho,” “What Is Love?” (performed by Red Velvet), “Ice Cream,” “Dynamite,” and “Dynamite” (performed by TWICE), all by various artists. Another remixed version featuring the chorus from Justin Bieber’s song “Baby” and Baldivino’s “Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin” was released to add to the online craze.