By Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castano | 03:20 PM March 28, 2021
Inday Ruping’s death has been greeted with a mixture of shock, sadness and disbelief, as fans jumped online to confirm the news and express their grief.
Inday Ruping (Rizalino Torralba in real life) was shot dead on Saturday night (March 27, 2021) by his driver and bodyguard identified as Andrew Fronteras inside an inn in Barangay Mansasa.
Balilihan Mayor Pureza Chatto was saddened over his sudden death.
“You have been a personal friend of our family and a friend of the Balilinhons as well. You have brought so much fun and laughter in the occasions you privileged our people of Balilihan with your performances , your wits, humor and pure talent of entertaining your audience young and old alike,” Chatto said on Facebook.
“You are a great loss to the media and entertainment industry! Personally, I will miss, among many others, your long thick lashes, your ear to ear grin and your hilarious quirk, ” she added.
“Dai, your death came so tragic and maybe worthless. But your life in this world deserves a resounding applause. Take your final bow and take HOME with you our prayers for your eternal repose with your Creator! Rest In Peace, Dai Rufing,” Chatto said.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba also posted his reaction to the news on Facebook.
” Sukad pa sa una, suod na ta nga higala. “Baba Yap pa kissa ko beh” tag line nimo nga makatawa ta perme. Inday Ruping di ka namo ma limtan, ang sa nahitabo kami na sakitan. Rest easy on the wings of eternity… Condolence to the bereaved family,” Yap said.