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#ParaKayEmman: Filipino gamers pay tribute to Emman Nimedez via livestreamed game

“Pabagalin muna natin ang ikot ng mundo. Pahintuin mga kamay ng oras sa relo”. (Let the world turn slowly. Stop the hands of time)

These are heartfelt lyrics from Emman Nimedez’s song “Teka Lang” (Just Wait) which now hits differently after the Filipino Youtube vlogger died following his battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Last August 16, fans, family, and friends mourned the unfortunate news of his death. His girlfriend, Peachy Santos, made the announcement through Nimedez’s Facebook page.

Our beloved Emman Nimedez joined our Creator at 1:00am today, August 16, 2020, Sunday. He was with his family during the…

Posted by Emman Nimedez on Saturday, August 15, 2020

 

Led by gaming video creator Dexty MN, a group of gamers gathered to pay tribute to Nimedez with a 21-gun salute ceremony through the online game Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) using the hashtag, #ParaKayEmman.

Image: Screengrab from Facebook.com/DextyMN

Some of the vlogger’s closest friends who attended the virtual funeral mentioned that Nimedez was really an inspiration to everyone because he remained strong and victorious despite the pain he experienced during his medication.

Image: Screengrab from Facebook.com/DextyMN
Image: Screengrab from Facebook.com/DextyMN

For those who would like to donate for Emman, you can check the video’s description for more details. Watch the live stream here.

Rest in peace, Emman.

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