Dunoo's most notable voice line was "Lakad Matatag, Normalin Normalin" and will now forever be remembered by millions of Dota 2 enthusiasts across the globe. The Filipino caster revealed that he fell ill with the coronavirus via a Facebook post earlier this month but was sadly unable to fight off the infection.
Caster behind the iconic "Lakad Matatag" voice line has died
Several Dota 2 figureheads have since shared their condolences after Dunoo's death marks a tremendous loss for the entire Dota 2 community as a whole.
Dota's "Community Man", Wykrhm Reddy, said that he was "extremely sad" to hear of Dunoo's passing. He further added that while he didn't understand Tagalog, Dunoo's passion for Dota and the teams was "unrivalled".
Extremely sad to hear the passing of Aldrin Paulo "Dunoo" Pangan. I don't understand Tagalog but his passion for PH Dota and the PH teams was unrivaled. Filled me with hype any time I listened to his snippets. My condolences to his friends and family in this difficult time. :((— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) August 27, 2021
Several Dota 2 esports organizations have also expressed their grief. TNC Predator said that Dunoo's legacy "will forever be immortalized in the halls of esports history."
It is with a heavy heart that we inform everyone about the passing of one of our beloved shoutcasters. Aldrin "Dunoo" Pangan's legacy will forever be immortalized in the halls of esports history.— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) August 27, 2021
Lakad matatag, Kuya D. pic.twitter.com/T81zTt9TWA
Team Secret shared their condolences on Twitter, writing: "Today is a sad day for the Dota community and Filipino esports as we have lost one of our voices. Lakad matatag in peace Dunoo, you will be missed."
Today is a sad day for the Dota community and Filipino esports as we have lost one of our voices.— Team Secret (@teamsecret) August 27, 2021
Lakad matatag in peace Dunoo, you will be missed. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/EZ2x1TF8VC
OG Esports called on Valve to "engrave this legend into our chat wheels once again and forever" and we couldn't agree more. The literal meaning of "Lakad Matatag" is to "walk firmly" or "walk strong" and epitomizes how the game of Dota 2 should be played.
We will forever remember Dunoo as an icon in Dota 2's history and immortalize Dunoo and his contribution to the broader Dota 2 community. Rest in Peace, Dunoo.
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Header image via Facebook / Dunoo.