Joy Viado has passed away, a source close to the comedian confirmed this Saturday evening, September 10, 2016 at the age of 57.
Viado was rushed at the Quezon City General Hospital, after suffering a heart attack, where she was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m.
"Galing siya sa bahay ng kaibigan niya, at paguwi niya ay medyo nahihirapan na siyang huminga," Joseph shared. "Tapos nung tinakbo namin siya sa hospital, sa kotse pa lang eh talagang nahihirapan na siya. Sa hospital, sinubukan i-revive pero [dead on arrival]."In an interview with Viado's son, Joseph Cristopher, said she had difficulty breathing after arriving home from a friend. A wake for Viado will be held at the Arlington Memorial Chapels.
A veteran comedienne who has featured in numerous television series and films, Viado last made headlines in 2015 when she broke down as she appealed for help to save her foot from amputation due to diabetes complications.