Filipino veteran newscaster Harry Gasser passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Quezon City while recovering from a stroke last Friday.
The news anchor was declared dead at 3:50 a.m. according to Gasser’s son, Henry, who was by his father’s bedside when the latter died.
“,” the young Gasser said. “Ang nag-trigger talaga sa heart condition niya was iyong pneumonia last December. Na-pwersa, hindi ma-expectorate ang plema niya, na-pwersa ang puso niya and iyun na nga po, it led there
“He was declared dead at 3:50 a.m. Doctors tried to revive him but he was gone,” the young Gasser said. “What was triggered by his heart condition was the pneumonia last December. He could not expel his pleghm and his heart was over-exerted.”
The news personality became famous while anchoring RPN 9’s NewsWatch during the Marcos presidency. He was also the news manager of Radio Veritas before moving to ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol in Cebu.
Gasser was married to comedian Flora Gasser and fathered two sons. His remains will be at St. Peter’s Chapel in Commonwealth, Quezon City.