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Rising comedian Tomas Gonzales found dead

Tomas Gonzales II (Courtesy of GMA Network)Tomas Gonzales II (Courtesy of GMA Network)Stand-up comedian Tomas Gonzales II was found dead in his room Monday night.

According to a report from "24 Oras" aired on Tuesday, March 22, Tomas died of a heart attack.

Tomas got his break as a mainstay in the GMA-7 primetime series "Beauty Queen," as Zuleyka Mamaril, the feisty personal assistant of the Rivases (Katrina Halili and Maggie Wilson). He was also part of the regular cast of the weekly show "Comedy Bar" also on GMA-7 until his death.

Tomas was supposed to have a show at The Library Bar on Tuesday but the scheduled program was turned into a tribute and benefit show for the stand-up comedian.

His remains lie in state at the Galang Memorial Homes in Makati City.

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