MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to film and TV director Wenn Deramas, following news of his death early morning Monday, February 29. (READ: Director Wenn Deramas dies)
Vice Ganda, who starred in many of Direk Wenn's blockbusters, tweeted this:
Isang napakalungkot na araw. Sagad hanggang buto ang lungkot. Paalam Direk Wenn. Mahal na mahal kita. — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) February 28, 2016
"Isang napakalungkot na araw. Sagad hanggang buto ang lungkot. Paalam Direk Wenn. Mahal na mahal kita," he wrote on Twitter.
(This is a very sad day. The grief is bone-deep. Goodbye to you, Direk Wenn. I love you very much.)
Marvin Agustin, who starred with Jolina Magdangal in Flordeliza, directed by Wenn, also offered his condolences.
I love you and I will miss you direk wenn... Rest in peace. — IG: @MarvinAgustin (@marvin_agustin) February 28, 2016
Coco Martin, who co-starred with Vice in Beauty and the Bestie posted this message.
Direk. Wenn salamat at i love you yan ang paulit ulit ko sinasabi sayo sa twing nag kikita tyo. hinding hindi kita malilimutan! Salamat sa lahat ng kwento mo samin, salamat sa iyong kaalaman na share mo samin, salamat dahil napatawa at napasaya mo ang buhay namin... napakali ng naambag mo sa Industriya natin sana masaya at mapayapa ka po ngayon sa tabi ng ating Panginoon. Mahal na mahal ka po namin!!! A photo posted by Coco Martin (@mr.cocomartin) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:08pm PST
Claudine Barretto posted a tribute to the director she considers not just a friend by mentor.
To my mentor my director my friend & in do many ways he has been my strength.i woke up at 10am today & saw 28 messages asking me f i already know that Direk Wenn passed away.i dont know how to put in words the pain im feeling now.direk sobrang thank u sa lahat.mula sa aking puso,saan ka man naroroon,hanggang sa dulo ng walang hanggan wala kang kapalit.i luv u so so much! A photo posted by @claubarretto on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:08pm PST
Eugene Domingo, Mylene Dizon, and Jojit Lorenzo sang the theme song to the Wenn Deramas-helmed 2003 teleserye Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan as tribute.
May forever pala....Simang, Gaspar and Sally #SaDuloNgWalangHanggan Thank you, Direk Wenn for this friendship that we know will last for all eternity.... @rojas_genia @jojitlorenzo A video posted by Mylene Dizon (@missmylenedizon) on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:09am PST
TV host Kris Aquino posted a photo fo Direk Wenn with her son Bimby.
He made being a creative, ratings & box office genius in both television & film seem effortless & easy. Mapagmahal na ama, magaan at masayang katrabaho, a generous & caring mentor, a true inspiration... Paalam Direk Wenn. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@kriscaquino) on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:38pm PST
Other stars also tweeted their shock at the sad news:
I never thought na iiwanan mo Kami Ms.BQ! We lost a dear friend but gained an angel. I am lost for words. Mag kikita din tayo Ms.BQ. A photo posted by Billy Crawford (@billyjoecrawford) on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:05pm PST
Mahal kita A photo posted by Martina Eileen Delas Alas (@msaiaidelasalas) on Feb 28, 2016 at 9:01pm PST
Direk wen, thank you for the memories... — LoveMarie O.Escudero (@heart021485) February 29, 2016
Momski naman e... Ikaw isa sa unang nagkatiwala sa kulit ko sa pag arte, Kampanerang Kuba, Dyosa, Mga Paa ni Isabela, Ang Cute ng Ina mo, Hating Kapatid, Petrang Kabayo, Who's that girl, This guy's in love with you Mare, Moron 5, Moron 5.2 at lahat ng cameo ko sa inyo ni @praybeytbenjamin . Hindi ka lang naging Direk @wennderamas sa akin , ikaw momskie ko eeeeee, bakit momski?! alam ko kahit ano mangyari kakampi kita sa lahat sa buhay ko. Ikaw pa nagturo sa akin ng naging favorite brand ko ngayon ng tuyo love you momski, mamimiss ko yung mga kurot mo sa nipple ko salamat sa lahat Momski, salamat. May utang pa pala ako sa yo na 50 pesos nung huling premiere natin, bumili ako ng tubig wala pala akong wallet, wag ka na maningil momski, please A photo posted by Luis Manzano (@luckymanzano) on Feb 28, 2016 at 7:19pm PST
My dearest director and friend ... You have been so wonderful. You are a gift . Thank you for everything that you are. And for everything that you have done for the industry. Rest in peace i love you.. I am glad we were able to enjoy your last film together in the moviehouse. I will miss you everyday. Everyday...direk everyday. A photo posted byActress/Host (@ms.uge) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:58pm PST
I'm in utter shock as I've just heard the sad news that director Wenn Deramas @wennderwoman has passed on... We worked together back in 2010 for the teleserye remake of "Mula Sa Puso", and I've just grown so fond of him.. I loved his wry sense of humor, he always made me laugh.. I admired him for his work as a writer & director -- working with him always felt more like play, it was pure joy with Wenn.. I loved how generous he was with his friends & family, he shared everything he earned with them -- he had a golden heart through & through! And now he's gone Direk, hindi na tayo naka pag reunion project.. I will miss you, Wenn.. Magkikita uli tayo balang araw, at sasakit na naman ang tiyan ko sa kakatawa sa mga jokes mo.. Rest in peace, Direk, maraming nagmamahal sa iyo na umiiyak ngayon, isa na ako dun Photo taken at my birthday party in 2013. A photo posted by Dawn Zulueta (@dawnzulueta) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:41pm PST
I cannot believe the news I just got. It hurts so much to say goodbye to such a brilliant director, to such an amazing human being, and to a dear friend. You will dearly be missed by me and so many others. We love you so much direk. Thank you for bringing so much laughter to the hearts of so many people. Thank you for sharing your God given talent. RIP A photo posted by @ramsayderek11 on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:42pm PST
Maraming salamat sa lahat ng saya at tawa na binigay mo sa aming lahat! Mamimiss ka namin direk @wennderamas . #RIP A photo posted by John Paulo Q. Prats (@iamjohnprats) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:40pm PST
Paalam, Ninong Wenn. A photo posted by Jan Marini Pizarras (@janmarini) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:05pm PST
This was the last prayer message he sent yesterday.. Dear Jesus, You give me peace. Thank You, Lord, for the gift of eternal life and for the gift of eternal love. May I be ever grateful, and may I share Your Good News with a world that so desperately needs Your healing grace. Amen. -- Hindi man lang ako Nakapag reply Ng Good Morning at Naisip pa kita kagabi dahil nakuha ko na yung health card ko at naisip ko Kung natuloy Ka mag inquire n health care insurance sa friend ko. Sabi ko Sayo earlier this year wag na mag segue and to take good care of yourself your health para sa Mga bagets. Wish I sent you a message! Wish I was able to send my love Direk Wenn, please know that I will forever be grateful for your love, trust and friendship. Isa Ka sa Mga tunay na mahal ko sa industriyang ito at alam Kong mahal mo din ako. Salamat Pahinga Ka na, Direk, at patawanin mo sila Ng Bongga sa Heaven A photo posted by DREAM BIG (@missizacalzado) on Feb 28, 2016 at 7:00pm PST
just got the sad news... grabe.... RIP direk wenn... :( di ako makapaniwala.. — kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) February 29, 2016
Direk Wenn Deramas I will miss you so much!!!!! why did you leave us so soon?? — Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) February 29, 2016
Saddening news that breaks my heart. Paalam Nay. I miss you and love you so much Direk Wenn. — Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) February 28, 2016
Oh what a sad, shocking news to wake up to. Rest in peace, direk Wenn Deramas. — Tonette, Tonette (@tonetjadaone) February 28, 2016
Really sad to hear the news. RIP Direk Wenn Deramas we will miss your brilliancy as an artist and as a dear friend. — Dingdong Avanzado (@iamdingdong_A) February 28, 2016
RIP Direk Wenn Deramas You will be missed. Thank you po sa lahat ng nacontribute mo sa Industria. Condolence po sa lahat — Maris Racal (@MARSTELLARACAL) February 29, 2016
Direk Wenn was my first tv soap director for kampanerang kuba. Always full of life and laughter. I will miss him very much. Rest in peace. — Christian Bautista (@xtianbautista) February 29, 2016
Direk Wenn......unbelievable...really really hard to believe...RIP pic.twitter.com/bhd4BEJuf0 — GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) February 29, 2016
Kean Cipriano shared a lengthy tribute on Instagram.
Woke up to a sad news that Direk wenn passed away today. Tears fell. Memories flashed. @chynsortaleza Had to give me a hug to calm my crying heart and i've realized that death is actually a celebration of life!! Direk Wenn is the first mainstream director I've worked with in my first ever mainstream movie PRAYBEYT BENJAMIN. We've been really good friends since then. Non stop asaran! Masaya lang! I am sure that Direk Wenn lived a good good life. Loved by everyone. And..... He definitely made a lot of people happy through his films! Kaya pala noong sa premiere night ng Love Is Blind tinanong kita, "anong pelikula ginagawa mo ngayon?" Pa-joke mo sinabi na "wala! Ayoko na. Pagod nako." Sabay tawa! Mamimiss kita direk!! you're in a peaceful place now. You will not be here physically but your Films are immortal!! My love and prayers! Rest in Peace Direk! We love you! 5..4..3..2..1... Action!! A photo posted by Kean Cipriano (@keanedward) on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:38pm PST
Sad day goodbye Direk wenn, you will be missed. — Dimples Romana (@DimplesRomana) February 29, 2016
Thank you Direk Wenn for believing in me and pushing me to do my best. I'll never forget you. I'm gonna miss you. pic.twitter.com/6bcXGcend5 — Myrtle Gail (@MyrtleGail) February 29, 2016
My prayers go out the the friends and family of direk Wenn that he has left behind. Such a big loss in the... https://t.co/HB67a0KeWW — Camille Prats (@CamillePrats) February 29, 2016
Rest in Peace Direk Wenn, one of the most talented and generous people I know. Gone too soon. You will be missed. — Richard Yap (@ImRichardYap08) February 29, 2016
Oh, but what sad news to wake up to.. Direk Wenn Deramas passed away this morning due to a cardiac arrest. RIP direk Wenn ☹️ — Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona) February 29, 2016
Our sincerest condolences to the family of Direk Wenn. Our prayers are with you — JUGS Jugueta (@jugsjugsjugs) February 29, 2016
Shocked and saddened by the news of Direk Wenn's passing. Deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. — Jun Robles Lana (@junrobleslana) February 29, 2016
According to his friend June Rufino, Wenn died of cardiac arrest early Monday morning. Wenn last directed the movies Beauty and the Bestie, and often collaborated with Vice Ganda, especially on the two Praybeyt Benjamin movies.
He also directed television shows such as Mula sa Puso and recently FlordeLiza. Before his death, Wenn also directed a special of Wansapanataym Presents: Susi ni Sisay, starring Marco Masa, Sharlene San Pedro, Jolina Magdangal, and Marvin Agustin. – Rappler.com