A Heartbreaking Loss: Discover the Tragic Demise of Elijah Canlas’ 17-Year-Old Brother JM Canlas
The Philippine entertainment industry mourns the loss of young actor JM Canlas, the youngest brother of actors Elijah and Jerom Canlas. JM, who was only 17 years old, passed away on Thursday, August 3.
The news was shared by Jerom Canlas on his Facebook account, where he expressed the family’s deep sorrow over the untimely death of their bunso. JM had made a name for himself in the indie film scene with appearances in movies like “Kiko Boksingero” and “ANi,” as well as in the TV series “Unconditional.”
In his heartfelt post, Jerom described JM as a multi-talented individual who excelled in various fields such as acting, athletics, music, singing, debating, and gaming. He was also proud of his Filipino identity and had a strong sense of compassion for the disadvantaged. Above all, JM will be remembered as an incredible individual, loved by his family, friends, and the entertainment industry.
The wake for JM will take place from August 4 to August 6 at St. Peter Chapel Quezon Avenue, Room 116. The family invites everyone who was dear to JM to celebrate his short but wonderful life, as that is what he would have wanted.
The family did not disclose the details surrounding JM’s passing. However, Jerom mentioned that JM had struggled with his mental health during his adolescence. He urged anyone experiencing current distress to seek urgent attention by going to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Additionally, the family shared contact information and websites for those in need of psychological counseling services.
The sudden loss of JM Canlas deeply affects the Philippine entertainment industry, as it mourns the passing of a talented young actor with a promising future. His death serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the need to provide support for individuals who may be struggling silently.
The Canlas family, along with their colleagues and fans, are united in grief as they bid farewell to JM. May his memory inspire others to cherish their loved ones and to prioritize their mental well-being.