Jovit Baldivino was a Filipino singer and musician who rose to fame after winning the first season of Pilipinas Got Talent in 2010. He was known for his powerful voice and his renditions of rock and ballad songs. He died on December 8, 2022, at the age of 29, after suffering from multiple strokes. His death shocked and saddened his fans and the music industry. But what was the cause of his death? How did he die? And what was the video that captured his last performance? Here is what we know so far.
A Series of Strokes
According to his father Hilario Baldivino, Jovit had a mild hemorrhagic stroke on November 22, 2022, which affected his speech and movement. He was hospitalized and given medication, and he seemed to recover after a few days.
On December 3, 2022, Jovit performed at a Christmas party in Batangas City, where he sang some of his popular songs, such as “Faithfully” and “Too Much Love Will Kill You”. However, he collapsed on stage after finishing his last song.
A Viral Video
The video of Jovit’s final performance was recorded by one of the attendees of the party, who uploaded it on YouTube. The video showed Jovit singing with passion and emotion, despite his apparent difficulty in speaking and moving. He thanked the audience for their support and said that he loved them. He also asked for prayers for his recovery.
The video quickly went viral, garnering millions of views and comments. Many people expressed their condolences and admiration for Jovit, while others criticized the organizers of the party for allowing him to perform despite his condition.
A Tribute to His Life and Legacy
Jovit Baldivino was a talented and passionate singer who touched many lives with his music. He started his career as a siomai vendor and a karaoke singer, before joining Pilipinas Got Talent and winning the grand prize. He released four albums and collaborated with many artists, such as Arnel Pineda, Yeng Constantino, and Bugoy Drilon.
Jovit’s death has left a huge void in the Filipino music scene and in the hearts of his fans. He was remembered as a humble, generous, and courageous person who never gave up on his dreams. He was also a loving husband to his wife Camille Ann Miguel and a devoted father to his two children. His funeral was held on December 12, 2022, at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Batangas City, where hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects and honor his memory. Rest in peace, Jovit Baldivino. You were a legend.