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.
Gabbi Garcia recalled a fond memory.
Lea Salonga acknowledged his immeasurable impact on the industry.
Model and actress Maymay Entrata bid her final farewell.
Paalam po Sir Eddie... pic.twitter.com/7pwVcrSMoo— Maymay (@maymayentrata07) June 20, 2019
"Rest in peace" was what Zsa Zsa Padilla had to say about Eddie's passing.
Thank you, Tito Eddie Garcia. Rest In Peace.— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) June 20, 2019
Maine Mendoza said that even heaven had cried at the loss of Eddie.
Nakakalungkot na balita.. Pati ang langit ay umiiyak sa iyong pagkawala. Rest in peace, Mr. Eddie Garcia. Deepest condolences to his family. ?? https://t.co/1MMtZZvvyb— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) June 20, 2019
"An icon" was what Bela Padilla called Eddie.
We lost an icon today. This is truly heartbreaking. Rest easy, sir. I love all the conversations I was blessed to share with you, and I will remember you fondly forever. ?? pic.twitter.com/DjhJxlPu32— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) June 20, 2019
Not one, but two thank yous for Eddie were what Juan Miguel Severo gave.
Paalam, Tito Eddie. Salamat. Salamat.— Juan Miguel Severo ????? (@TheRainBro) June 20, 2019
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
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 ????????
Comedian Pooh left out the jokes and kept things solemn.
Salamat po Tito Eddie... https://t.co/V7sZBA9eo1— POOH the COMEDIAN (@pooh_tik) June 20, 2019
Industry veteran Agot Isidro called Eddie her "papa" in her brief tribute.
Oh my Papa ??— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) June 20, 2019
Thank you for your brilliance, Tito Eddie. I will miss you so ??
Young actress Yassi Pressman was unable to find the words for Eddie and simply posted a sad face to express her feelings.
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. ????
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
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.
Diko mapaliwanag ang lungkot at sakit nanararamdaman namin ngayon. 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. 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 pangaral mo para sa amin isakang huwaran ng mabuting tao at mahusay na artista at direktor Mahal na mahal ka namin Lo!!! R.I.P
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 ??
Sisters Assunta Ledesma and Alessandra de Rossi mourned the loss of their favorite actor.
My favorite actor is gone. A professional until the very end. Rest in peace, direk Eddie. Mahal na mahal ka namin.???????????? #EddieGarcia— Ma. Assunta Ledesma (@Samledesma) June 20, 2019
Mahal kita tito eddie. Salamat sa pagiging inspirasyon sa aming lahat. ?? https://t.co/BYS4EIKZzE— alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) June 20, 2019
YouTuber and actress Alex Gonzaga recalled her childhood that was full of memories of watching his films.
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
Vice Ganda lovingly called him Eddie's apo, or grandson in his tribute.
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
"A legend" was what actor Paolo Avelino called Eddie.
Rest in peace Tito Eddie Garcia. 300++ films made in his lifetime. TRULY A LEGEND! ??— Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino) June 20, 2019
Heart Evangelista posted a photo of her with Eddie and the late Senator Miriam Defensor, both people she truly admired.
You will be missed Tito Eddie ...???? pic.twitter.com/oOiqWQBwyq— LoveMarie O. Escudero (@heart021485) June 20, 2019
Actress Dimples Romana called Eddie the “epitome of a true gift giver.”
Dad ?? I was pregnant with Alonzo when this photo was taken, we were promoting on ASAP for our teleserye under @dreamscapeph called “The Gift Giver” at Ikaw talaga yun Tito Eddie. You are the epitome of a true gift giver. You have given us the gift of your craft and generosity of spirit ?? we will miss you! I love you Daddy ?? and what an honor for an actor like me to have had the pleasure and privilege to work alongside Philippine television and Philippine Cinema’s true legend ??
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...
Singers and husband and wife duo Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez said their own goodbyes.
Sisters and actresses Anne and Jasmine Curtis-Smith wrote heartfelt tweets about Eddie’s passing.
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) 20 June 2019
It is a sad and heartbreaking day as we lose a legend in our industry - who was so loved by many.— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) June 20, 2019
Rest in Peace Tito Eddie.
My prayers are with his family ?? pic.twitter.com/yx2bBXjTjx
Athlete turned journalist Gretchen Ho called Eddie's career one that was well-lived.
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
Maris Racal was respectful in her goodbye.
oh my.— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 20, 2019
Rest In Peace Sir ?? pic.twitter.com/PoQJK661K5
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