Updated 11:46 AM PHT Tue, November 22, 2016
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Singer-comedian Joseph Amoto Formoran — more popularly known as "Blakdyak" — was found dead inside his Sampaloc, Manila apartment Monday evening, a police report said. He was 46.
Sr. Insp. Pidencio Saballo Jr. said Formoran's son found the body past 6 p.m.
According to Saballo, the singer's son found it unusual that his father had not left the room after entering it earlier at 2:30 a.m.
An initial police report said the son tried check on his father, but the door was locked and the lights were out.
The son found his father's shirtless body after shining a flashlight through the window of the room. Blakdyak's head was wrapped in a white plastic bag.
"Nagtataka siya hindi nagbubukas iyong kwarto ng tatay niya. Umikot siya dito sa likod, binuksan niya iyong bintana, [wala] din [ang] ilaw, nag-flashlight siya, then nakita niyang hubad ang tatay niya, may parang transparent na plastic bag," Saballo said.
[Translation: He wondered why the door to his father's room wouldn't open. He went to the back, opened the window, and there were no lights. He shined a flashlight, and that was when he saw his father, unclothed with what looked like a transparent plastic bag (around the neck)]
According to the apartment's security guard, Esteban Rubiado, Formoran had climbed the apartment's rooftop while "aligaga" or in a paranoid state the night before.
According to Saballo, Rubiado said no one could have intruded, as people are required to register. "Sabi ng guardia, walang nakakapasok na tao kasi lahat ng tao naka-log."
Formoran's wife, Twinkle, said her husband did not have any problems, at least between the both of them. "Sa aming, dalawa, wala." She lives seperately from Foroman with two of their three children. The comedian's eldest child lives with him.
"Napaka-sweet ni Joey [Joseph]... Ayaw niya na nagiisip ako; na naiiyak ako. Ayaw niya na namomroblema ako." [Translation: Joey [Joseph] was very sweet. He didn't want me to overthink or to cry. He didn't want me to worry.]
Blakdyak starred in comedy films during the late '90s to early 2000s, including "Asin at Paminta," "Weyt a Minit, Kapeng Mainit," and "S2pid Luv." He also recorded reggae-themed songs such as "Modelong Charing," "Good Boy" and "Noon at Ngayon."
CNN Philippines' Anna Estanislao contributed to this report.