Filipino netizens mourn the death of YouTube star Emman Nimedez who has passed away earlier this week after a three-month-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
The death of the 27-year-old vlogger who was popularly known for his short films, Korean drama parodies, and covers has indeed broken many hearts. It was in May of this year when the vlogger revealed his health condition via a vlog on YouTube. (Read: 4 Spiritual Prayers for Dead Loved Ones)
Even during his sick days, the “Pambansang Oppa” remained active online, producing at least five YouTube videos for his over 2.25 million subscribers and opening up about his battle with cancer.
“Ito na ‘yong pinakamatindi na laban na kakaharapin ko at sinasabi ko sa inyo ngayon, lahat ginagawa ko para manatiling matibay, maging handa at higit sa lahat, maging malakas kasi kailangan eh,” Emman said.
“Hayaan niyo lang akong isama kayo sa laban na ‘to para makita niyo lahat ng ibabato sa ating hamon, pagsubok, kakayanin. Basta diretso lang tingin natin sa buhay at tsaka positibo tayo,” he added. (Read:3 Powerful Prayers for Strength and Positivity)
To remember and celebrate the joy and talent Emman has showed over the years, here are five must-watch videos from his YouTube channel that will never be forgotten. (Read: 5 Must-Watch Vlogs From Michael V’s YouTube Channel )
Fans of Emman will agree that he is not only a talented YouTube creator, he was also a good son to his father. In his vlog Dream Bike, Emman surprised his dad on Father’s Day with the Keeway SuperLight 200.
“Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam na makita mong ganon kasaya yung magulang mo,” he said in the video. “Na parang fullfilment sa kanya at the same time sayo rin na bilang anak na alam mo yon.. sobrang surreal ng pakiramdam na matupad mo yung hindi man sa pinaka pangarap niya pero isa sa mga pangarap niya,” he added.
Kwento sa Likod ng Unang Kanta
Emman shared the story behind his song Teka Lang, which became the number one trending video on YouTube Philippines for four days when it was released in April.
His song captures the realities of life as it moves and changes over time. The song starts with a subtle lo-fi beat with the lyrics: “Pabagalin muna natin ang ikot ng mundo. Pahintuin mga kamay ng oras sa relo, dahan dahan.”
Laro Ng Trono | Juan Nyebe
Emman is known for his awesome parody videos of popular TV shows. And in this YouTube video, the 27-year-old vlogger transformed himself to Juan Nyebe—a localized version of Jon Snow from HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones.
The production is definitely one of Emman’s best. From the cinematography to costumes, everything looked so amazing.
Touch Mo, Buy Ko Challenge
Fans are always moved by Emman’s vlogs that feature his strong bond with his father. In this his YouTube video titled Touch Mo, Buy Ko Challenge, Emman took on the “Touch & Buy” challenge with his dad wherein he bought everything his Dad touched in the mall.
And who would forget Emman’s parody of the hit korean fantasy drama Goblin? The parody took over the internet and won the hearts of every Pinoy k-drama fans. Because of these parodies, Emman was dubbed as the “Pambansang Oppa” of the Philippines.