Radio personality Eric Gevero, widely known as the SadSad King Boy Negro, passed away on Monday, October 11.
Gevero’s death was confirmed by his friend and former colleague Malvern “Bernie Bitokbitok” Esparcia.
In a Facebook post, Oro Broadcast Media reported that Gevero was rushed to a hospital after being found unconscious on a highway in Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao News Daily then added that the beloved DJ succumbed from a “stroke” while driving along CM Recto Ave., near UCCP.
UPDATE (2): See below the official statement of the Wild FM Cagayan de Oro radio station on Gevero’s sudden passing.
“It is with profound grief that on behalf of Wild FM family and the family of Boy Negro, we are confirming that one of our staff, Eric ‘Boy Negro’ Gevero died this morning, October 11, 2021, due to heart attack at the age of 46,” the statement read.
“No words can express how broken our hearts are and accepting the reality that he is already gone.”
It continued: “We would like to thank the RTA officer who immediately attended to Boy when he collapsed from his motorcycle while waiting for the green traffic signal, and the taxi driver Ragner Agus who brought him to the hospital.”
“Mission accomplished Boy, as the ‘Sadsad King.’ We will always remember your favourite line on your primetime morning program ‘Kape-kape, Kape-kape…’ As what you always say on your program extro, ‘God is good all the time, and that all the time God is good.’ Rest in peace, Ka Wild. We love you and we will be missing you.”
The statement ended, “‘Sadsad King’ is officially signing off!”
The bereaved family also asked those who posted and shared the unconscious photos of Gevero to be taken down, as well as thanked the people who helped and rushed the late DJ to the hospital.
He was a DJ in the local radio station UMBN-Wild FM Cagayan de Oro City.
May his soul rest in peace!