Jamvhille Sebastian, better known as Jam of YouTube sensation duo JaMich, passed away on Wednesday, his battle with stage 4 cancer ending after almost a year.
Sebastian, 28, was engaged with his JaMich and real-life partner, Michelle Liggayu.
His mother, Maricar Fernando Sebastian, shared the passing of his son via a post in her Facebook account. “The fight is over. We lost the battle. My son Jam Fernando Sebastian just passed away 10:30 a.m. March 4, 2015.”
Liggayu also took to social media in sharing the hurt she felt. She posted, “Hindi ko kayang tignan ngayon yung ginagawa sa kanya. Na inaayos na siya. Ang sakit marinig na napag uusapan na kung anong susuotin niya”
Nevertheless, she was also thankful now that her fiancé is resting. She added, “Pray tayo ulit. But this time, mag thank you tayo kasi magiging happy na si Jam with God.”
It was the same for Jam’s brother, Yexel Sebastian, who posted a short video message in his Facebook account. He said, “Sa mga oras na ito, kasama na po niya si God. Maraming salamat po sa mga nagdasal at patuloy po tayong magpasalamat sa Diyos,” he said.
An outpouring of sorrow was also felt from friends in the entertainment industry and fans, many posting with “RIP Jam” in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Here are some of the posts:
“Mich Liggayu, stay strong. You’re in my prayers. My deepest condolences to the family of Jam Sebastian.”—Zsa Zsa Padilla, Twitter
“We love you brader!!! Pahinga kna… Maraming Salamat sa sayaw at kulitan… Sa pagiging malakas at matatag na tao… Rest in peace kapatid #SopBoys #RIPjam”—Mark Herras, Instagram
“I witnessed their love story on Youtube. Watched some videos of them before. May you rest in peace brother. #RIPJam”— Kristoffer Martin
“Salamat sa pagpapakilig at pag inspire sa sambayanang Pilipino. Paalam Jam”—Ramon Bautista, Twitter
“RIP Jam. Always remember that you’ll be missed by thousands of people you made happy, & I’m proud to say that I’m one of them.”—Reynaldo Morales Jr., Twitter
“LOST BUT NEVER BE FORGOTTEN Can’t believe it. Cancer took another one today. RIP Jam”—Claudine Ivy, Twitter
“The world may have lost a fighter, but heaven gained an angel RIP Jam”— Isabelle Anima, Twitter