Suffering from heart disease could really be painful not just to its victims but also to their family and friends. It is one of the leading causes of losing life worldwide. Despite treatments and medicines to eradicate heart disease, it is still common due to people’s lifestyle or genetics.
No one is exempted from having heart disease — not ever our favorite celebrities. Here are some of the celebrities who suffered and unfortunately, had their lives ended due to heart disease
1) Rico J. Puno
This OPM legend, known for his soulful Filipino take on top 40 America hit songs and classic Filipino ballads, succumbed on Tuesday, October 30 at the age of 65 due to heart failure. Rico has already underwent a triple bypass surgery last 2015 and he suffered a blood clot in 2016. This year, he has a pacemaker placed in his body. He was supposed to have his tour again and be featured in ABS-CBN’s Christmas Station ID but the Lord decided that his time has come.
2) Kim Atienza
Kuya Kim is known for his fit and athletic life but even he was not sparred by this disease. He suffered from blood clot in 2010 and his hands had temporary limited movement in 2013. He already underwent a heart operation to prevent further damage to his health. Currently, he is back in the small screen but he is prioritizing his health more than ever.
3) Gary Valenciano
Mr. Pure Energy surprised the public when he revealed that he was confined in a hospital due to a blockage in the main artery of his heart. It was fortunate for him that his heart surgery was a success and the Philippine showbiz industry celebrated the news
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4) Ely Buendia
Ely, known for being the former vocalist of the legendary and iconic Eraserheads band, had already undergone angioplasty multiple times after he suffered from heart disease in 2007. He attributed this for having a family history of heart disease.
5) Joy Viado
The comedian succumbed in 2016 due to heart disease. She has been battling her heart disease with complications of diabetes for a long time. She is already on her way to recovery when her time came up.
It is really unfortunate that one’s life will end because of this disease so it is important for everyone to have a healthy diet, an active exercise lifestyle, and a constant check-up with a doctor.
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