COMEDIAN Redford White, 54, died after suffering from lung and brain cancer Sunday morning.
Know for his funny antics, Cipriano Cermeno, in real life, passed away at 6:47 a.m. according to his long time friend Jim Paredes.
"At 6:47 a.m. today, my great friend, fellow diver and a wonderful human being, known to all as Redford White passed away peacefully," Jim reiterated.
"He died of complications due to cancer in his lungs and brain," he added.
Paredes also said that he was with the comedian on Saturday and shared their last hugs.
"In truth, he counts among the most wonderful human beings I have ever known--generous, kind, light, uncomplicated, funny and loving," he noted.
White first entered showbiz in the late 70's in "Iskul Bukol" which was topbilled by Tito, Vic and Joey. He also worked with the trio in the movie "Tartan" in 1981.
The comedian also did a number of movies and television projects like "Wrong Rangers" in 1984 with Pia Moram and Cachupoy, "Tu-yay and His Magic Payong" in 1985 with Luis Gonzales and Delia Razon, "Code Name: Black & White" in 1988 with Chiquito, and "Captain Yagit" the year after.
He became a housebold name in the 90s after his movie "Buddy En Sol" in 1992 with Eric Quizon, which was also made to television series on the same year.
White also starred opposite child-wonder Serena Dalrymple and then comedian Babalu in "'Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong-kitong (1998)," "Haba-haba-doo! Puti-puti-poo (1998)," "Tik Tak Toys: My Kolokotoys (1999)," "Isprikitik: Walastik kung Pumitik" in 1999 and more.
Just recently he was part of GMA-7's "Daddy Di Do Du" from (2001-2007) and ABS-CBN's "Palos" starring Jake Cuenca and Cesar Montano in 2008.
As of Sunday afternoon, the death of White is the number one trending topic in Twitter. Most are sending their goodbyes while others are commemorating his contribution in Pinoy sitcom.
White's body will lie in state at 139 Sto. Niño de Maligaya Shrine, in Novaliches. No final words yet on the schedule of his burial. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)