MANILA, Philippines — Coco Martin, lead star of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, took to social media on Thursday, June 20, to mourn the death of actor Eddie Garcia, who had been part of the show’s cast.
The veteran actor, known as Manoy in Philippine showbiz, died on Thursday at 4:55 pm after being in the hospital since June 8 for an incident during a taping for his TV show on GMA 7. (‘Paalam Manoy’: Co-stars, friends, fans pay tribute to Eddie Garcia)
On his Instagram account, Coco recalled the times he spent with the actor, who played one of the show’s villains, Don Emilio Syquía. (LOOK BACK: Eddie Garcia – beloved actor, acclaimed director)
“Di ko mapaliwanag ang lungkot at sakit na nararamdaman namin ngayon,” Coco said, referring to the other cast members of the show. “Iniisip ko nalang po na ang Diyos ang may kagustuhan ng lahat ng nangyayari para sa atin. Maraming salamat sayo Lo sa lahat ng ating mga kwentuhan at tawanan at sa ating mga masasayang mga oras na magkasama.
(I cannot explain the sadness and hurt we’re all feeling right now. I’m just thinking that this is what God wants to happens for all us. Thank you so much Lo for all the stories and laughter and the happy times we had.)
“Malayo man ang edad natin pero tinanggap mo ako bilang kaibigan mo. Hanggang sa muling pagkikita natin Lo. Mabuhay ka at alam ko nandito kalang sinusubaybayan mo kami. Hindi namin kakalimutan ang lahat ng mga pang-aral mo. Para sa amin, isa kang huwaran ng mabuting tao at mahusay na artista at direktor. Mahal na mahal ka namin Lo!!! R.I.P.“
(Although we had wide age gap, you still accepted me as a friend. Until we meet again Lo. Thank you and I know you’re just around guiding all of us. We will never forget all the teachings you left. For us, you are one kind person, a good actor and director. We love you Lo!)