Broadcaster Julius Manahan confirmed the passing of his mentor, Kapuso journalist Mike Enriquez.
In a Facebook post, Manahan posted a short message to the veteran broadcaster who became popular with his lines ‘Hindi ko kayo tatantanan’ and ‘Excuse Me Po!’
“My mentor, salamat Mike Enriquez R.I.P,” Manahan said.
Mahan also divulged the possible cause of Enriquez’s passing.
According to the radio broadcaster, Enriquez’s cause of passing was cardiac arrest.
A relative of the journalist, Lerida Enriquez, also confirmed the news to her friends, describing the passing as ‘unexpected’.
“We pray that with his unexpected death, his soul may find peace that he has lived a good life and did his best serving his family, workplace and loved ones while he was on earth. We also earnestly seek for the forgiveness of all his sins and all of his shortcomings. May he find assurance that his family will remain strong and steadfast in serving the Lord as he moves forward in his journey to eternal life with Christ, his Lord and Savior,” she said.
It can be recalled that Enriquez underwent a heart bypass surgery in 2018 and a kidney transplant in 2021 that resulted in him disappearing on 24 Oras for months.
Meanwhile, thousands of netizens dedicated a message to Enriquez who became part of their daily lives for many years.