GERMAN MOLINA MORENO a.k.a. “Kuya Germs” and “Master Showman” passed away, due to cardiac arrest, earlier today at 3:20 a.m. at 82 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. His nephew and “Walang Tulugan with Master Showman” co-host, John Nite, confirmed this news. He was confined in the said hospital after a few days in coma and a bit more than a year after experiencing mild stroke.
His last appearance on television, aside from his 18-year-old eponymous late night show, was on the GMA 7’s New Year’s Eve Countdown in SM Mall of Asia.
Kuya Germs’ engagement to entertainment for more than half a century was very illustrious and exceptional. From a janitor and curtain raiser of a theater, he made the big break both on the big screen in 1963 to the small one a decade after.
He, indeed, was a mentor for young talents since he hosted and produced That’s Entertainment in the 1980s.
He truly stood as a pillar — both as a talent adviser and consultant — of GMA’s entertainment division for 37 years (his second longest was on RPN for 16 years).
That sad news being said, his only late night show will either end tomorrow with a fitting tribute to him or will continue by his nephew.
From then on, Mr. “Walang Tulugan” now sleeps in peace and rejoins with his Creator.
Requiescat in pace, Master Showman, and thank you.
[Photo courtesy of The Digital Spy / GMA Network]