MANILA, Philippines — Philippine showbiz mourned the passing of veteran actor Eddie Garcia, who died at the age of 90, days after being hospitalized for an accident that happened while he was taping a TV show.
His death was confirmed through a medical bulletin from the Makati Medical Center. Dr. Antonio Rebosa, who serves as the family's spokesperson, confirmed to Rappler that the actor died at 4:55 pm.
Philippine celebrities and many of Eddie's biggest fans shared their grief for the loss of Manoy, paying their most heartfelt tributes online.
Thank you for the inspiration of a life & career well-lived. 90 years. One of the legends of Philippine TV & Cinema. Rest in peace, Eddie Garcia. pic.twitter.com/hN4uUlyClP — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) June 20, 2019
Pancho Magno, GMA 7 actor
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Noel Ferrer, talent manager
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View this post on Instagram Sumasabay ang pagluha ng langit sa pagluluksa ng mga Pilipino. You still proved your passion in acting till your last breath, and we salute and honor you for that! REST IN PEACE tito Eddie Garcia.. You are an icon to all of us! May 2, 1929 - June 20, 2019 Maligayang paglalakbay. #RIPEddieGarcia (ctto) A post shared by Jerald Napoles (@iamjnapoles) on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:01am PDT
Kip Oebanda, director
I just saw him a few days before the accident. Wala. Durog ang puso ko. Umiiyak ang langit dito sa Pasig. RIP Idol Eddie Garcia. Though you said you never cared how you will be remembered, we will always look up to you for your professionalism and love for the craft. — Kip Oebanda (@kipoebanda) June 20, 2019
You will be missed Tito Eddie ... pic.twitter.com/oOiqWQBwyq — LoveMarie O. Escudero (@heart021485) June 20, 2019
He is one of those actors that simply gave his very best no matter what role he portrayed. He is truly loved by everyone. Salamat, Tito Eddie for showing us how to be a real actor and how to be a genuinely wonderful… https://t.co/9tTzfWBRqq — ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) June 20, 2019
Rest in peace Tito Eddie Garcia. 300++ films made in his lifetime. TRULY A LEGEND! — Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino) June 20, 2019
The rain is pouring so hard... I feel like the afternoon is crying it's heart out because of a great loss in the entertainment industry, Tito Eddie Garcia. You are an amazing person and actor. What an honor to have been in your presence just a few weeks back... — Jasmine (@jascurtissmith) June 20, 2019
It was an honor to meet you and to have the experience to work with you Tito Eddie Garcia. Maraming maraming salamat po sa karanasan, inspirasyon at kabutihan. Mahal ka ng apo mong si Praybeyt Benjamin. — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) June 20, 2019
Oh my Papa Thank you for your brilliance, Tito Eddie. I will miss you so — Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) June 20, 2019
It is a sad and heartbreaking day as we lose a legend in our industry - who was so loved by many. Rest in Peace Tito Eddie. My prayers are with his family pic.twitter.com/yx2bBXjTjx — Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) June 20, 2019
Since bata ako napapanood ko na si sir Eddie Garcia and feeling ko part na siya ng buhay ko bilang isang pilipino. Nakakalungkot. I am so grateful i had the chance to work with him in Babaeng Hampaslupa. RIP Manoy Eddie. #SadTalaga — Alex Gonzaga (@Mscathygonzaga) June 20, 2019
Many netizens also expressed their sadness over their idol's passing, sharing how much the actor meant to them.
This is the end of an era, especially to those like me who grew up hearing Eddie Garcia's name and seeing him onscreen. On this day, we give thanks to someone not only because of his versatile acting but also because of his open mind. #SalamatManoy https://t.co/UpSbHlO1la — Ash Presto (@sosyolohija) June 20, 2019
Sir Eddie Garcia passed away at almost 5pm, the best actor to ever exist in this world. He truly is an icon and inspiration to many people. I will never forget all his words that inspired many too. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/BhDQPp7DSw — ً (@mygtrivias) June 20, 2019
Heaven is really waiting for Eddie Garcia. Rest in Peace, Eddie Garcia. pic.twitter.com/cpWhtgT9ZK — (@earlyeveryday) June 20, 2019
wise words from the veteran actor and director, sir eddie garcia. may you rest in peace sir. pic.twitter.com/5jsDxBM4Dc — ' (@J4MEH) June 20, 2019
Rest in Paradise po Tito Eddie! You will be missed for sure! Rest in the arms of the Lord now. No more pain, just pure Love! God Bless You po and Your Family! #EddieGarcia pic.twitter.com/dyFQHnzp9j — AshTan(@AshTanForevs) June 20, 2019
Rest in Peace Mr. Eddie Garcia. As an actor you are truly amazing! In your 90 years here on earth I could say you had a well lived life. I’m sure you have no regrets. Condolences to all your loved ones. — Det (@uknowshim_8688) June 20, 2019
Rest in peace, Mr. Eddie Garcia. Villain on screen, but an amazingly kind professional in person. pic.twitter.com/iagbSYQbNk — Iyaaa (@eggcheeks) June 20, 2019