DJ Angelicopter loses brother to COVID-19

by Arniel C. Serato
Apr 22, 2020
DJ Angelicopter (left) announces death of her brother Francis Schmeing, 38, (right) due to COVID-19.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy: @djmotwister on Instagram / Angelika Schmeing on Facebook

Ipinagluluksa ni Angelicopter—Angelika Schmeing sa totoong buhay—ang pagpanaw ng kanyang kapatid dahil sa COVID-19.

Si Angelicopter ay dating disc jockey (DJ) sa Magic 89.9 FM kasama ang kanyang partner na ngayong si DJ Mo Twister.

Sa pamamagitan ng Facebook, inanunisyo ni Angelicopter na namatay ang kanyang kapatid na si Francis Schmeing noong April 20.

Si Francis ay 38 years old.

Malungkot na pahayag ng dating co-host sa Good Times: “Today, this morning, I lost my only brother.

“It's shocking and I'm in disbelief that I just wrote that line."

Labis na nagdadalamhati si Angelicopter dahil nawala sa kanila ang kapatid "in an awful, horrific manner from this awful and horrific virus."

Patuloy niya, “Every single message I received today said the same thing: 'We are sorry for your loss, your brother was one of the good ones.'

“All of those condolences made some reference to his character. That's when you know it's real.

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“He was a genuinely amazing person. He was, to everyone.

“It didn't matter who you were.

"I didn't receive special treatment from my brother Francis, because he treated everyone special.”


Ayon kay Angelicopter, deserved ng kanyang kapatid na mabuhay nang mas matagal.

Pero hindi raw ito nabigyan ng pagkakataon dahil sa virus na kumitil sa buhay nito.

“I've been touched by death too many times in my life and there is no getting used to it.

“I'm hurting today and those of you who knew or met Francis knows exactly why.

“He deserved a longer life than this.

“He deserved to have us next to him and this virus didn't even allow us the dignity of doing that."

Himutok pa niya, “I'm upset. I'm upset at everything right now.

"I'm upset at this human experience of loss.

“I hate that this part of nature exists.

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“I'm not here writing this to say the right things or to tell you I will be strong for my family.

"I'm writing because I'm broken today in every possible way. My nephew lost his father.

“Mama lost her only son."

Ayon pa kay Angelicopter, labis silang nasasaktan dahil hindi nila nakapiling ang kapatid sa huling sandali ng buhay nito.

“We aren't even allowed to hug each other, yet I know I will have to be there for them.

“Where do I even start?

“I have an obligation to do it and I have to try my best.

“I have to be a part of his son's life more than ever and I will remind him how great he was until it's my turn to say goodbye.”


Marami raw magagandang katangian ang kanyang kapatid, kaya nakakapanghinayang ang maagang pagpanaw nito.

Saad ni Angelicopter, “My brother was a handsome, funny, intelligent, loving and loyal man.

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"If you scroll through his Facebook page, you'll see every inch of it.

“He smiled more than anyone else in the family, he just shined brighter. We truly lost a good one."

Hindi rin daw maipapangako ng radio DJ ang kahilingan ng kapatid na mabibigyan nila ito ng "fun" funeral.

“His wife told me that Francis would joke that when he passes away he wanted a 'fun' funeral.

“Kuya, that's a promise I cannot keep. I'm devastated today.

"I know you're in heaven with papa and I already miss you both forever.

“I call Mama every half hour and she is in tears saying that she is waiting for him to come home from the hospital because they need to talk -- she refuses to believe this happened today.

“I can't believe it either.”

Nagpasalamat naman si Angelicopter sa lahat ng naging bahagi ng buhay ng kapatid.

Sabi ni Angelicopter, “For all of you reading, thank you for being a part of his life.

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“I am certain you relate to my pain. Thank you for caring for him.

“Thank you for your messages, phone calls and your prayers.”

“We cannot grieve in the traditional manner.

"There will be no viewing, no service. We aren't allowed it. It feels cold and apocalyptic.”


Sa huli, nanawagan si Angelicopter sa lahat na manatili sa kanilang bahay upang maging ligtas sa COVID-19.

“While it's all over the news, we know so little about what this world is going through.

“If you have lost someone close to this coronavirus, I'm sorry.

“Everyone, please stay safe. Stay home.

“Not just because it's the right thing to do right now but because it gives you the opportunity that I didn't have today, to tell my brother I love him.

“Use this time to cultivate that."

Sabi pa ni Angelicopter, “Perhaps in a few weeks or months, we will be back to our busy lives and I hope you maximized all this time to love your family.

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“Francis didn't need a quarantine or a lockdown to do that, we felt it every single day from him.

“That's why today will be never-ending pain.

“My brother is survived by his amazing wife Jeni and brilliant son Gabe.

“I love you Kuya. Always and forever. Thank you for everything.”

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DJ Angelicopter (left) announces death of her brother Francis Schmeing, 38, (right) due to COVID-19.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy: @djmotwister on Instagram / Angelika Schmeing on Facebook
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