- Sophia Gabrielle Corullo passed away due to severe dengue fever
- She was last seen in last Saturday’s (August 17) episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya
- She became known after joining the MiniMe segment of It’s Showtime
At the tender of age of 6, child actress Sophia Gabrielle Corullo passed away due to severe dengue fever last August 18, Sunday.
Sophie, as she was known, gained popularity after she joined the MiniMe segment of the ABS-CBN program It’s Showtime in May 2018, introducing herself as the “Mini Anne Curtis.”
The young actress was then known as Baby Sophie. She first starred in a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode last March 11 titled as #MMKSchoolGirls and for the second time she played as the daughter of Yen Santos and Rafael Rosell in the show’s of #MMKLovelyNanny this August 17.
Many were left in shock after the sad news broke out while it was also learned that her two siblings are in the hospital now after the one was diagnosed with the same condition while the other one was still under observation according to the announcement of talent agency JAMS Artist Production.
On their Facebook page, JAMS Artist Production posted: “On behalf of JAMS Artist Production we are giving our most sympathy to the family and friends of Baby Sophia. We are asking for your help to pray for her soul to be in peace in heaven and guide and heal her family that is encountering downfalls; Her two siblings are in the hospital, one is diagnosed with dengue (Critical) and one is under observation.
“If you want to donate, because any amount will do here is the acct. no. “Bank: Bdo; Account no: 011800016687; Account name: Nña Sophia Gabrielle C Corullo
“Note: JAMS Artist Production will not accept any donation money. So, for more information about the situation please contact 09984721802.”
Her untimely death was mourned by many netizens and some celebrities including her co-star on MMK’s latest episode, Yen. She posted a photo of herself with Sophia on her Instagram stories and captioned it with, “My baby angel.” The actress also posted MMK’s TV ratings last Saturday in commemoration of Sophia’s portrayal.
The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a national dengue epidemic in the country as cases have increased to almost 200,000 combined from different regions of the country for this year.
Across the country, the DOH reported that between January 1 and July 27, there were 720 deaths recorded because of dengue.
One of the primary steps undertaken to prevent and control dengue is the Sabayang 4-O’clock Habit para Deng-Get Out by DOH, other government agencies, LGUs, schools, offices, and communities.