Famous photographer Raymund Isaac has died at 59
MANILA – Veteran photographer Raymund Isaac, who pioneered innovative interpretations of celebrity and fashion photos from a wide range of stars and other personalities, died aged 59 on September 3 in San Francisco, California.
His brother Edward Isaac announced his death on social media at midnight on Saturday.
“To those who prayed with us in different parts of the world for Raymund, thank you,” Isaac said in his post. “He will be missed by many, most of our families and those he touched.”
In his July 24 Instagram post, Isaac had asked for prayers for his recovery from COVID-19.
“My friends, I need all of your prayers now. I was rushed to CMPC SAN FO hospital this morning due to lack of oxygen, “he said.” I am alone here in hospital due to Covid rules . It’s scary to be in a place where you don’t know anyone. Please include me in your prayers. Even Jayson Vicente can’t be with me now. “
Vicente is Isaac’s longtime partner. They were married in the United States last July before he was hospitalized. Vicente had detailed Isaac’s struggle with COVID-19 in his previous posts.
In his August 28 Facebook post, Vicente said Isaac was stable. “He remains in intensive care intubated and sedated. The medical team are monitoring his condition closely and I receive regular reports on his O2 levels, BP and other organ functions. Although his condition changes periodically, I know he fights hard. We must all continue to fight with him through our prayers. He still needs all of us, ”he said.
He also expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support towards Isaac.
“From day one, your prayers, worry and care have been our source of strength. God has continually blessed us with “angels”. We really appreciate your prayers, your unconditional support and your love. Please be with us until Menmen is released from the hospital. “
Beloved by the entertainment industry, Isaac had worked with Vilma Santos, Lea Salonga, Piolo Pascual, Coco Martin, Sarah Geronimo, Luis Manzano and many other veteran and upcoming stars.
He last worked with his good friend Janice de Belen on their Showbiz podcast “Midnight Snack”.
Journalist and close family friend Myrza Sison paid tribute to Isaac as a dynamic presence in his life and in the showbiz industry.
“You were a fighter until the end, our beloved friend! You have all taught us not only how to come to life in front of your lens, but also the art of living life to the fullest, ”Sison told ABS-CBN News. “You were full of life and love and shared it so generously with everyone. the world will be so dark and silent now without your colorful presence, unforgettable laughter and jokes. You will live in our hearts forever. Rest in peace, Raymund Isaac. “