Entertainment Journalist Mario Dumaual Dies at 64

The entertainment industry is mourning yet again. 

Mario Dumaual, a veteran entertainment journalist, died of septic shock today, Wednesday, July 5, 2023. The news of his death was announced on his official Facebook Page.

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“We are devastated to announce the passing of Mario Dumaual – Papa to his wife Cherie and children Luigi, Miguel, Maxine, William, and Thessa; Wowo to his grandchildren Sky, Alonzoe, And Tali; and Yayo to his siblings.”

Mario, who would have turned 65 on July 31, died at 8:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, due to septic shock.”

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The Facebook post also revealed that the journalist had been battling a severe fungal infection that stemmed from a complication during his heart attack recovery. 

“Papa was strong, he kept fighting on, overcoming the heart attack then a cardiac arrest. He would always say he wanted to go home because he missed us, his family. But the infection overwhelmed his body’s ability to recover.” 

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Condolences to the family. Dark clouds hover over the entertainment industry today; May you rest in peace, Mr. Mario Dumaual.

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