Direk Bert Deleon is dead – The director of ‘Eat Bulaga’ and ‘Bubble Gang’

The director of ‘Eat Bulaga’ and ‘Bubble Gang’Direk Bert Deleon, passed away

Aside from ‘Eat Bulaga’ and ‘Bubble Gang,’ Bert De Leon is also the director of GMA weekly sitcom ‘Pepito Manaloto’ and its prequel ‘Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kuwento.’ The world of showbiz is mourning the passing of veteran TV director Bert De Leon.

Direk Bert De Leon is the director of the weekly sitcom Pepito Manaloto and its prequel Pepito Manaloto: The First Story. He was also the director of the longest-running comedy gag show Bubble Gang and noontime show Eat Bulaga for several years.

Some of Direk Bert’s employees in the industry, such as former Sexbomb dancer Aira Bermudez, extended their condolences.

Singer Richard Reynoso recalled his fond memories with the director.

“I just learned that the industry lost another ICON, Direk Bert De Leon. If my memory serves me well, the last time I saw him was when I appeared in PEPITO MANALOTO. Napakadaling katrabaho, as usual lang cool siya. Aside from Pepito, Direk Bert gave us some of the funniest sitcom on national tv.

“Rest in peace, Direk Bert. And thank you for blessing us with your talent and humor,” the singer paid tribute to the late director.

Direk Bert was rushed to hospital in July after suffering a heart attack. He also underwent an angiogram and angioplasty, according to his Instagram post.

In October, some of his friends and co-workers in showbiz led by Michael V. launched a virtual fundraising event for the veteran director’s medical needs after he was hit by COVID-19.

Direk Bert has been added to the list of celebrities and personalities who have passed away this year. Relive their fond memories here:

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