Samboy Lim Wife: The loss of the big basketball star stunned Lim’s fans in the Philippines. Lim’s superb feats left an unforgettable impression on Philippine basketball, earning him immense appreciation from the fans. Furthermore, Lim’s ex-wife, Darlene Marie Berberabe, and their only child, Jamie Lim, survived him.
Avelino Borromeo Lim, often known as Samboy “The Skywalker” Lim, was born on April 1, 1962 in Quezon City, Philippines. Skywalker was discovered at the age of 15 while playing at the Phil-Am Life Homes courts in Quezon, thanks to former basketball star Jun Celis. This resulted in athletic scholarships, which were especially important given that the younger Lim’s father, Lim Sr., died of coronary thrombosis shortly before entering high school.
Samboy joined the San Miguel Beermen in 1986 and spent the remainder of his 11-year professional career with the team. He made his professional debut on October 7, 1986. In addition, he received the first sportsmanship award for outstanding performance on the field. After his retirement in 1997, he became the manager of San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra Kings and Welcoat House Paints.
Who is Samboy Lim’s ex-wife? What about their child?
Samboy Lim married his ex-wife Darlene Marie Berberabe in 1995. Darlene is the former CEO of Home Development Mutual Fund, also known as PAG-IBIG Fund. She is also a professor at the University of UP and has a degree in philosophy and law from the University of the Philippines. Likewise, the couple has only one daughter, Jamie Christine Berberabe Lim, who was born on May 13, 1997.
Jamie has a gold and silver medal in karate. Christine also competes in the 61-kilogram category and is a well-known martial artist in the Philippines. The iconic Samboy and his wife decided to separate after ten years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized in 2005. Despite the divorce, Darlene and Lim maintained a cordial relationship, regularly celebrating Lim’s birthday with their daughter. In addition, Darlene was always by his side during his illness, taking care of him. After the divorce, neither Lim nor Darlene remarried
How did Skywalker Lim die?
Lim’s health was a concern throughout his playing career as he suffered multiple injuries as a result of his on-field antics. However, on the evening of November 28, 2014, he was taken to the hospital unconscious after collapsing just minutes after leaving the PBA Legends exhibition game at the Ynares Center in Pasig. After he fell into a coma, medical staff admitted him to Medical City’s Intensive Care Unit before transferring him to the Intermediate Care Unit.
On January 14, 2015, he woke up from a coma and was sent home, where he continued treatment and rehabilitation. years later, Samboy was cared for by a team of medical professionals who worked around the clock. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 61 on December 23, 2023.
His family announced his death on Lim’s official Facebook page. According to the article, Lim died peacefully in Medical City, surrounded by family, including ex-wife Darlene and daughter Jamie, former teammate Allan Caidic and friend Roberto Evangelista. Fans and well-wishers expressed their sympathy for the footballer and cheered Jamie on social networks.