Tado Jimenez death joke turns real : Tado dead in bus accident

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Tado Jimenez dead at 39

Sometimes, it's really not good to joke about death.

On Friday, February 7, 2014, comedian Arvin "Tado" Jimenez died in a bus crash which also killed 13 other passengers, while they were heading to Bontoc, Mt. Province.

According to reports, the bus fell into a ravine. Tado was dead on the spot.

He was only 39 years old. (March 24, 1974 - February 7, 2014)

A day or 2 days before his death, Tado, a natural and gifted comedian, played dead while he was being made up for his show "Day Off" on GMA NewsTV 11.

He took a selfie shot while someone was applying make up on his face, posted it on Instagram (@tadojimenez) and captioned it with this:
"North or South....cemetery?"

It's one hair-raising moment after I read that in his Instagram today, and looking at his other Instagram posts, it was like he was already having premonition of his death.

Tado was going to Bontoc for a project which he started. It's called "40 Mountains Project" and in a poster which he posted 5 days before his death, there was the tagline: "Project: Life begins at the mountain", and the photo's caption was: "My journey begins hihi brrr"

5 days later, his journey and life ended when he died at the mountain, over 40 days before he turns 40 years old on March 24.

A night before, he even took a picture of the bus (Florida Transport #835) they will be using for the tour, and the caption said, "Long trip, as in trip trip."

It's gonna be a long trip indeed, as he embarks on a much safer trip, with the Lord Almighty.

Tado was also a businessman, the one behind the "Limitado: Dressed To Kill" shirts. He had consistently used the hashtag #dressedtokill in his Instagram postings.

You will be missed Tado!

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QUOTES FROM TADO:

"Di bale nang tamad, hindi naman pagod."

"Di bale nang magnakaw, 'wag lang mamakla."

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2014 is starting harsh to some of our comedians. Vhong Navarro almost died in a mauling incident last month. And now, comedian Tado died in a bus crash.
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About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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