According to a statement his nephew John Nite sent to GMA News Online, Moreno passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Taguig City.
“My uncle, known to everyone as Kuya Germs, our Master Showman has joined our Creator at 3:20 a.m. due to cardiac arrest, a year after he suffered a stroke. He passed on in the company of his family and friends. He lived a full life, touched so many hearts through the years, and helped make dreams come true for most of the biggest stars in the Philippine entertainment industry. We are deeply saddened by his passing but we are comforted by the thought that his legacy will live on,” he said.
Kuya Germs, as he is endearingly called is best known for hosting GMA Supershow in the 1980s before producing the youth-oriented variety show That’s Entertainment. The latter became a breeding ground of talents and gave birth to today’s most well-known artists such as Lea Salonga, Billy Crawford, and Judy Ann Santos, among many others. He went to hosting “Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman” for 18 years, which is still on air to this day. He also has a daily afternoon radio program on DZBB titled, Walang Siesta.
The death of Kuya Germs came almost a year after he suffered stroke. Full details of the cause of death and wake to follow. As of press time, his family announced that Moreno’s remains will be taken to Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila Quezon City.