- GMA Network mourns passing of Eddie Garcia
- GMA Network releases Official Statement on Garcia’s death
GMA Network, through its primetime newscast ’24 Oras’, has released a statement on Eddie Garcia‘s death. The multi-awarded actor-director passed away on Thursday at 4:55 p.m. after suffering from a neck fracture, a hospital confirmed. He was 90.
He tripped and fell while shooting a TV series for GMA Network last June 8 and had been in critical condition. He was officially diagnosed with a severe cervical fracture and was placed on “do-not-resuscitate” status last June 15.
Here’s GMA Network’s official statement:
GMA Network deeply mourns the passing of veteran actor Eduardo “Eddie” Verchez Garcia.
“Manoy,” as he is fondly called, will be greatly missed by his family, loved ones, co-workers, and fans.
An accomplished and respected actor and director, he was a movie icon and an industry pillar who have touched so many lives in the Philippine entertainment industry. He left behind a legacy of professionalism, dedication, and love for his craft.
The Kapuso Network joins his family and the whole entertainment industry in mourning his passing.