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One of the country’s entertainment icon, and veteran television host German Moreno died of cardiac arrest on Friday morning. He was 82 years old, the news was confirmed to the media by his nephew John Nite.

German Moreno

According to Moreno’s nephew, the “Master Showman” German Moreno died at around 3:20 AM while confined in a hospital in Quezon City.

The relatives of the veteran TV host rushed him to the hospital past 7:00 PM on Thursday night. Kuya Germs who is known in the Philippine showbiz industry as one of the star builder, began his show business career in the 1960s.

Last January, the TV host was also rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City after suffering from mild stroke. He was attended by veteran physicians at the acute stroke unit of one of the country’s most modern medical facility.

German Moreno became an actor during his prime, but before he found his niche in the entertainment industry, he worked as a janitor and a curtain raiser at the Clover Theater. Kuya Germs went on to pursue a career on the bodadil stage as a comedian.

One of the biggest break of German Moreno was when he was given the chance to host the highly popular “GMA Supershow,” in the 1980s.

His name was immortalized in Philippine showbiz as host and producer of the then long-running youth-oriented show “That’s Entertainment.”

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