It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Rivera. Bruce, a social media influencer and attorney passed away on November 19, 2023, Sunday at 8 pm. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all those who were fortunate enough to know him. Keep reading to know more about Att. Bruce Rivera and his cause of death in detail.
Atty. Bruce Rivera passed away:
Atty. Bruce Rivera died following an aneurysm, as his friend and political vlogger, MJ Quiambao announced it on social media. His death occurred a year after he suffered from an aneurysm.
This heart-wrenching news was also confirmed by his niece, saying that, Bruce had a stroke and fell into a coma for a while.
Rivera, who was a prominent supporter of the Duterte political clan passed away leaving his friends and family members in a deep sorrow.
Kat Sinsuat De Castro, Deputy director general at the Philippine Information Agency also shared her condolence in the following FB post, saying,
My heart is breaking. Rest in peace to my staunchest defender, Atty. Bruce V. Rivera.
I love you so much, my dear friend. I will miss our chikahan and your contagious laughter.
The world just got a little sadder.
Who was Atty. Bruce Rivera?
Atty. Bruce Rivera was a social media influencer as well as a lawyer. Rivera, a native of Argao in Cebu province became famous as he defended businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.
After being found guilty of unlawfully detaining her finance officer, Benhur Luy, Napoles served her prison term at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City. She is also charged with plunder as a co-accused in cases involving the pork barrel scam against former senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, and Bong Revilla.
Rivera completed his legal education at San Beda College of Law, the same institution where the President completed his legal education.
Rivera earned a bachelor of arts in political science with honors from Southwestern University in 2001, graduating with a magna cum laude degree. In 2005, he graduated with a bachelor of law from San Beda College and passed the bar exam in 2006.
Atty. Bruce Rivera cause of death:
Almost an year ago, Rivera was taken to the hospital unconscious and unresponsive. After that, it was known that Rivera underwent brain surgery after suffering an aneurysm.
Everyone requested to pray for Rivera. One of his friends, Reyes also requested the public to pray for her friend.
This health condition caused Bruce to go into a coma, but he recovered and was eventually able to wake up. When he streamed live on Facebook about two months ago, he was surrounded by friends and appeared to be in a wheelchair.
Unfortunately, Rivera’s death news broke out suddenly and shocked everyone. Tributes flooded social media after this sudden demise news broke out.
Tributes to Bruce Rivera:
Melody Y. Opanes-Kircher wrote,
Rest in Peace Atty Bruce V. Rivera
You deserve to be recognised for all the things you have done and for being so humble, replying to my messages and even acknowledging just a week ago ung msg ko kahit late na… Thank you gwpa…
Miss my Ates and Kuyas sa DDS fam all over the world – Main US, Hawaii, Melbs, Sydney, UK.. Rex Yap Inday Janise Kellogs Dayag Irene Grace Ancog-Mayor Gemma Sotto Liz Quimora Cely Mehr
Izza Reniva-Cruz wrote,
I thought everything was going fine with you, Atty. Bruce Rivera! We talked last Nov.9, 2023.
Unbelievable how events can change abruptly…with a blink of an eye!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE, my friend & media colleague, ATTY. BRUCE RIVERA.
Argel Joseph Cabatbat wrote,
Rest in Peace, Atty. Bruce Rivera. I went to your home after my stroke to encourage you to recover faster.
I will do what I promised you when I visited you: I will continue to fight for justice.
Rae Jace Aranas posted,
Atty. Bruce V. Rivera my sis!
My heart feels empty without you. I miss you so much, I cannot even begin to express myself properly. Words cannot describe what feeling i have right now. Deeply saddened and affected by this No matter what I say, I can never bring you back in life. I just want to pray to God so he keeps you in the best place in heaven.
Lots of memories with you my friend my sis.. since campaign and rallies for Former President Duterte then BBM and SARA.. those days was so fun, lots of chitchats and secrets..
May you rest in peace, my dear sis. Sending my love up above so you don’t feel lonely..
My deepest condolences to the bereaved family..
Pedro Cañas Flores-Serrano posted,
Rest in God’s embrace, Atty. Bruce.
You were one of my inspirations in doing what I do now. Your insights, principle, integrity, and political analysis as a patriot inspired a lot of us.
I am glad that we somehow shared moments together as Team Maldita and have had insightful conversations on then livestreaming of Pilipinas Muna. Three times. It was always lovely.
Salamat, Atty. Mabuhay ang iyong mga alaala.
My condolences to the family of Atty. Bruce and sympathies to his good friends and loved ones.
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