Dvao del Sur's pride, Kurt Bringas of the Bringas Brothers passed away on Sunday after seven years of battling with bone cancer, ABS-CBN News reported.
Kurt Bringas is the other half of the singing duo Bringas Brothers (the other one is the older brother Jefferson) who finished third place in the third season of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT). Maasinhon Trio was declared the champion of the batch.
"Alam niya na mahal na mahal namin siya. Alam namin na masaya na siya, wala na siyang sufferings. Hindi na namin siya makikita na nagsa-suffer pa sa sakit," Jefferson, who was beside Kurt when he died, told ABS-CBN News
Kurt's parents, Helen and Amado were both in grief with the singer's death. Her mother even recalled seeing her son in pain during his last moments in the hospital while his father revealed how he established a strong front so as not to discourage Kurt about his worsening condition.
"Sa ospital, talagang umiyak ako. Sinabihan ko si Kurt, 'Mahal ka namin, huwag mo kaming iwanan.' Sabi niya, 'Mama, hindi ko na talaga kaya,'" Kurt's mother said.
Kurt Bringas first knew of his condition in 2006 when the cancer was already at stage 4. He's been on continuous medication when he joined PGT, and even recalled being given only one month to live after the cancer cells reached his lungs and liver.
Last year, Maalaala Mo Kaya featured the story of the Bringas Brothers with real life brothers Rodjun and Rayver Cruz playing Jefferson and Kurt, respectively.