Kapuso young actor Marky Cielo died at dawn today, according to a confirmed report. Doctors are still investigating the cause of Marky's death, but an acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis is also being considered.
An initial report says that Marky died in his sleep. His mother went up to his room in their house in Antipolo City around 6 a.m. to wake him up for a charity event. But he never woke up.
According to Marky's father, Mr. Bobby Cielo, Marky's mother and sister Marcel Andrea knocked down Marky's door when no answer came from him. They found Marky lying on the floor.
They immediately rushed Marky to the Antipolo Doctors Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival at around 10 a.m. today.
Marky was a product of GMA-7's StarStruck Batch 3, where he won as the Ultimate Sole Survivor. He was the first Igorot to join the popular reality-based artista search. Among his batchmates were Iwa Moto, Jackie Rice, and Gian Carlo.
After winning in StarStruck, he appeared in several GMA-7 shows which included Encantadia, Fantastikids, Bakekang, Asian Treasures, Boys Next Door, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, and Codename: Asero. But he was best known as Zaido Green in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan.
He was also a mainstay of the musical-variety show SOP and in the primetime series La Lola.
Marky's remains lies at their house in Mission Hills, Antipolo, where a wake will be held for two days. After this, Marky's family plans to bring the young actor's remains to Bontoc, Mountain Province, where he grew up.
Marky was 20 years old.
May your soul rest in peace, Marky+