Filipino singer Arthur Manuntag died Monday, Feb. 12, his close friend and fellow singer Joey San Andres confirmed to the Inquirer after receiving a call from Manuntag’s wife Kathryn.
Manuntag’s passing came three months after being comatose from a sudden heart attack.
On Nov. 11 last year, Manuntag – former member of the band Second Wind and currently known for his renditions of jazz standards – suffered a heart attack and collapsed onstage during a corporate event at The Manor in Camp John Hay in Baguio.
A Facebook post from one of his friends recounted that Manuntag “flatlined three times” and was revived, but slipped into a coma.
Recently he was transferred from a hospital in Baguio to the Philippine Heart Center. /atm