A VOICE Kids contestant and young rising actor has died aged 17.
Yohance Levi Buie, who featured on the third season of the hit singing show, died on Saturday.
Yohance had competed on The Voice Kids Philippines Season 3 in 2016 aged only 10 before also pursuing an acting career.
His talent agency VP Global announced his passing on November 11, but did not disclose his cause of death.
However, in their statement they included a hotline for anyone suffering mental distress.
They wrote: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Yohance Levi A. Buie.
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"We are deeply saddened by this loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time."
They described his "remarkable talent" and "versatility as an actor" which shone in his roles on Amazon Prime's Day Zero and YouTube's The Day I Loved You.
"His passion and dedication to his craft were evident in every role he took on, and he will be remembered for the indelible mark he left on the world of entertainment."
It concluded: "If you are experiencing current mental distress and are in need of urgent attention, please proceed to the emergency room of the hospital nearest you. You can also call the following numbers: DOH-NCMH Hotline: 0917-899-8727 or 02-7989-8727."
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Tributes have began to pour in for the young talent who died just a few weeks before his 18th birthday.
On Instagram, one fan wrote: "My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans."
Another said: "Oh noooo 🙁 Yohance 🙁 condolence to the family."
"Rip Yohance, prayers to the family," a third replied.
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans for free on 116123.
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