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20+ Celebrity Tributes Pour In For Philippine Film And TV Veteran, Eddie Garcia

Actors and personalities from the industry have shared their tributes and condolences for their beloved “Manoy," screen legend Eddie Garcia.

 

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Gabbi Garcia recalled a fond memory.

 

 

Lea Salonga acknowledged his immeasurable impact on the industry. 

 

 

Model and actress Maymay Entrata bid her final farewell.

 

 

"Rest in peace" was what Zsa Zsa Padilla had to say about Eddie's passing. 

 

 

Maine Mendoza said that even heaven had cried at the loss of Eddie. 

 

 

"An icon" was what Bela Padilla called Eddie.

 

 

Not one, but two thank yous for Eddie were what Juan Miguel Severo gave.

 

 

Ara Mina posted a photo of her and Eddie from an awards ceremony in 2002. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ang makatrabaho ang isang Tito Eddie “Manoy” Garcia ay isa pong malaking karangalan. Ito po ay isa sa maipagmamalaki ko bilang isang artista. Mas lalo po yung kasiyahan ko ng pumayag si Tito Eddie na mabilang sa kauna-unahan kong movie na pinroduce ang “ATE” (2007). . Saan ka man po naroroon gusto ko pong malaman n’yo na isa ka po sa iniidolo ko sa industriya, napakahumble n’yo po. Hindi ko po makalimutan ng ayaw n’yo po magbigay sakin ng presyo ng TF at sinabing bahala na ako. Lalo ko po kayong hinangaan ng makita ko po ang busilak n’yong kalooban. . Sa 4 na beses po na pagsasama natin sa mga proyekto (Emong Salvacion movie, Kung Mawawala ka tv series, ATE movie at MANO PO 1 movie) napakarami n’yo pong naiambag sa akin sa larangan po ng pag arte. Muli, maraming salamat po sa magagandang alaala at sa mga payo mo na habang buhay kong magiging gabay, paalam po Tito Eddie?????? #RIPEDDIEGARCIA . (This photo was taken at MMFF 2002 when we bagged the Best Actor and Best Actress for MANO PO 1) . #AraMina #EddieGarcia #actors

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Lolit Solis detailed the most notable highlights of Eddie's career. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So sad but knowing he died peacefully and like a soldier with his boots on, we said a little prayer for the soul of the most respected and loved Eddie Garcia.We honor the sadness felt by his family, but the legacy he left behind will forever linger on our mind. Nakakalungkot pero lagi niya sinasabi na sure siya hanggang huling hininga niya, he will still act and be an actor. At the age of 90, hindi parin niya mabitawan ang propesyon minahal niya ng mahabang panahon . Ilang palit ng dekada , loveteam, idolo, nandiyan pa rin siya. We will surely miss him , pero di ba ang sarap na ang dami niyang ala ala na naiwan , iyon mga pelikula niya na babalik balikan, iyon magandang legacy niya para sa mga kasamahan artista. Rest in Peace Eddie Garcia, we salute you icon and idol. #classiclolita #takeitperminute #72naako ????????

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Comedian Pooh left out the jokes and kept things solemn.

 

 

Industry veteran Agot Isidro called Eddie her "papa" in her brief tribute. 

 

 

Young actress Yassi Pressman was unable to find the words for Eddie and simply posted a sad face to express her feelings. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iza Calzado addressed Eddie directly in a letter-turned-caption on Instagram. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dearest Tito Eddie, we were never particularly close but you were one of the actors I really looked up to. I still remember seeing you for the first time when I was introduced in the show Kung Mawawala Ka and how your mere presence took my breath away. I have since admired you for your professionalism and passion for the craft. Whenever I see you I would always look forward to your disarming smile and charm that could sweep any woman off her feet. This was taken last year at the Cinemalaya press conference where you told me that you watched our show, State of the Art, and said the kindest things about me and the show. Thank you for being so generous with your words and spirit! I am so honored to have known you and I will forever be inspired by you. Rest In Peace and Love, Manoy. Maraming Salamat. ????

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John Prats called himself lucky for having had the chance to work with Eddie. 

 

 

Pokwang's memories of Eddie go all the way back to being a third grader and reminisced them in her tribute.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

una kitang nakita noong grade 3 pa ako nag sho shooting ka sa lugar namin sa antipolo ng pelikulang sa ngalan ng anak. nagpahanap ka ng manikyurista at si aling Celia na kapit bahay namin ang nag manicure sayo, sumama ako para makita kita at nakatunganga ako sayo tapos napuna mo ako at sabi mo sakin, anak pwede ka kumurap ha sabay tawa at tinanong mo ako kung anak ba ako ng intsik kasi chinita ako, hiyang hiya ako pero natuwa ako sayo dahil mabait ka at pala bati ???? 2009 nakatrabaho kita with tatay Dolphy sa pelikulang No body but juan ?? grabe dream come true para sakin at halos maiyak ako sa saya ?????????????? kayo ni tatay Dolphy ang napaka gandang halimbawa ko pagdating sa disiplina sa trabaho ?? yakap mo ako kay tatay ha ???? kasama ka lagi sa ipagdarasal ko. yakap kana ni papa God ?? #riptitoeddiegarcia

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Comedian, actor, dancer and all-around screen talent Vhong Navarro kept things short and sweet.

 

 

Eddie's co-star, Coco Martin, went in-depth about the actor's legacy in his life. 

 

 

Yam Concepcion didn't hold back and wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A picture of me and tito Eddie at coco’s birthday celebration in 2017. Every time I see him at events, He would always end up being my seatmate/drinking partner and we would have the most fun conversations. He knows my LDR love story. So often times when I see him he would always joke around and tease me about my boyfriend. He would always say “the next time you and your boyfriend see each other, there will be thunder and lightning” haha (iba ka talaga tito Eddie) Naging inside joke namin yun. So Earlier today in the middle of our script reading, we all got distracted with how strong the thunder and lightning was. I suddenly thought of tito Eddie. Few minutes later, i was told that he had just passed away. :( You will truly be missed and forever remembered. RIP tito Eddie ??

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Sisters Assunta Ledesma and Alessandra de Rossi mourned the loss of their favorite actor. 

 

 

 

 

YouTuber and actress Alex Gonzaga recalled her childhood that was full of memories of watching his films. 

 

 

Vice Ganda lovingly called him Eddie's apo, or grandson in his tribute.

 

 

"A legend" was what actor Paolo Avelino called Eddie.

 

 

Heart Evangelista posted a photo of her with Eddie and the late Senator Miriam Defensor, both people she truly admired. 

 

 

Actress Dimples Romana called Eddie the “epitome of a true gift giver.”

 

 

Sharon Cuneta, who has starred in several movies with the late director, admits that she is “heartbroken.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I just saw this...My dear God, it is so hard to accept this...I love you, my Direk, my Tito Eddie...Thank you for all that you gave me, us...It is truly the end of an era. Hindi na maaaring ibalik ang napakaganda at kagalang-galang na kagandahan ng showbiz noon...Kokonti na lang ang mga artistang “old school” na napakalaki ng kontribusyon sa industriya at sa puso ng bawat Pilipino, at marunong trumato ng katrabaho ng tama, sikat man o “maliliit” ang tingin sa trabaho nila pero malaki naman talaga ang naibibigay sa ating mga artista. Maraming salamat po, Mr. Eddie Garcia. Walang sinuman sa showbiz ngayon o kahit sa mga ipanganganak pa ang puedeng umupo sa tronong iniwan ninyo...Mahal na mahal ko po kayo...May you rest in God’s arms and we, those who have had the privilege of working with you, shall remember all that you stand for, and do our best to keep your legacy alive, because you have made us all a part of it...?????? My heart is broken...

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Singers and husband and wife duo Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez said their own goodbyes. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paalam ??

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Sisters and actresses Anne and Jasmine Curtis-Smith wrote heartfelt tweets about Eddie’s passing.

 

 

 

Athlete turned journalist Gretchen Ho called Eddie's career one that was well-lived.

 

 

Maris Racal was respectful in her goodbye. 

 

 

Photos from @starcinema @mr.cocomartin

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