The Alvarez family has lost its patriarch, mere months after entertainer, Bunji Garlin’s elder brother, Carlton passed away. Bunji, whose real name is Ian Alvarez took to social media after midnight, announcing to his social media fans and friends that his father had died.

“You said you wanted to leave as you have done everything you wanted to do in this life and more and the Lord granted you your safe passage home,” the artiste wrote in his social media post. His father, Eric Ted Benn had passed on just after 10pm on Friday night.

Another brother, Marlon Alvarez penned an incredible and honest testimony, honouring the Alvarez patriarch, noting that Eric Ted Benn wanted to go home.