We’re very upset to report that 2011 Philippine National YoYo Champion Robert Tamayo has passed away. He was admitted to the hospital approximately one month ago, and on Friday, March 28th he died from complications related to meningitis. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Robert was really a silent guy and shy person. But when he played yoyo, you saw a totally different Robert. Speed, technique and style; his performances really got the attention of the crowd. I wish he had more time to live and represent our country by joining contest outside the Philippines.
– Hiro Koba (Kitty String)
I met him briefly a couple of times…he was a very serious player. Really “in it to win it”. I remember him competing at the 2011 Philippine National Contest, and he was really focused on that win. It was nice to see him win…he really deserved it.
He was a really good kid. I know he had many friends within the Flipspin community, and I was lucky to have the pleasure of knowing him. He truly loved everyone and especially yoyoing.
– Ernest Kahn (CLYW)