Phillip Lazaro A Filipino Comedian Passed Away At The Age Of 51

Phillip Lazaro, a Filipino comedian and director, died on Monday, July 11, at the age of 51. Lazaro’s death was initially reported by local website GMA News Online, which confirmed the news through Lazaro’s nephew, Chico Lazaro Alinell. The nephew reportedly went to Lazar’s house the day before his death and discovered that the late-middle-aged comedian was having trouble breathing. It was also stated that Lazaro died as a result of various organ failure. However, the underlying cause of organ failure is currently not recognized. GMA News Online also said that Lazaro’s family plans to share more information about his death and hold a memorial service in his honor soon.

What was Phillip Lazaro famous for?

Phillip Lazaro (Felicisimo Saavedra Lazaro) was a Filipino comedian who later became a director and actor. He is known for his involvement in ventures such as Bawal na game show and Prima Donnas. According to The Manila Times, the late 51-year-old worked as a stand-up comedian at The Library Comedy Bar & Restaurant in Manila.

According to his IMDb page, Lazaro began his acting career in 1995 with a one-off brief appearance in a local TV series called Villa Quintana. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, the seasoned comedian played similar roles in Philippine TV series. After almost a decade long absence from acting, he returned to such jobs in 2009. He appears as a PR in more than 50 episodes of That’s My Amboy in 2016. His last appearance was in Nagbabagang luha in 2021, when he played Phillip in five episodes. During his 25-year career, Lazaro performed in about thirty productions.

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Lazaro has also directed numerous productions throughout his career. Among them are 63 episodes of the Philippine TV5 show, Bawal ang game show. From 2020 to 2021, he reportedly hosted several episodes of the program. In addition, he was the director of Dear Uge for four episodes. Phillip Lazaro directed the TV movie 3/3 in 2019. Meanwhile, Lazaro worked as a second unit director on films such as Nagbabagang Luha and 2022’s Widows’ Web.

Phillip Lazaro

After the death of Phillip Lazar, condolences poured in.

After his death, many family members, friends and acquaintances paid tribute to him on social networks. Meanwhile, Chico Lazaro Alinell, Lazaro’s nephew, took to Facebook to pay tribute to the late comedian and director. Several tweets recalled Lazar’s involvement in stand-up comedy at The Library. Others also praised his directorial work.

Rest in peace Direk Phillip Lazaro 🙏😔 it was great working with you, both as a director and as an actor

— Gil Cuerva (@gilcuerva) July 11, 2022

RIP Phillip Lazaro. It was Dazer. He attended the Good Friday activities and lent his voice to my anak’s batch. Thank you and BIMK.

— ZE (@attyhazl) July 11, 2022

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