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“We lost an icon.” Celebrities mourn Eddie Garcia’s passing

  • Eddie Garcia had been in critical condition, confined in the hospital since June 8, following an incident while shooting for a TV show
  • He had suffered a cervical fracture
  • Garcia has been in the showbiz industry for almost 70 years

Stars and friends of multi-awarded actor and director Eddie Garcia took to social media on Sunday, June 20, following the news of his sudden death.
These celebrities share their sympathies and prayers for the veteran actor.

Vice Ganda: 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.

Laurenti Dyogi: It’s a very sad day for the Phil entertainment industry. We lost an icon . Paalam Tito Eddie.

Max Collins: May you rest in peace, Tito Eddie 🙏🙏🙏

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Gabbi Garcia: When I heard that I will be working with you for my first solo soap, i was overjoyed. Isa ka po sa mga pinangarap kong makatrabaho. We only saw each other thrice, but yet you gave me advice that I will never forget. Thank you Tito Eddie. Rest well.  @esquireph

Gretchen Ho: 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. 🙏🏻

Jodi Sta. Maria: You will be missed and forever remembered. I pray you find peace and rest in the arms of our Lord. You are in a better place, Sir. ❤️🌈

Heart Evangelista: You will be missed Tito Eddie …🙏🏻

Gabby Eigenmann: Rest In Peace Tito Eddie.. Maraming Salamat Po..

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Rest In Peace Tito Eddie.. Maraming Salamat Po..

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Anne Curtis: 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 🖤

Dimples Romana: 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 ❤️

Jasmine Curtis-Smith: 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…

Paulo Avelino: Rest in peace Tito Eddie Garcia. 300++ films made in his lifetime. TRULY A LEGEND! 🙏

Ogie Alcasid: 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 human being. Rest with the Lord now. #ripmanoy

Alex Gonzaga: 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

Sunshine Dizon: Just started watching #HintayanNgLangit when my kids arrived from school and broke the news. The heavens are crying and the whole industry. Rest In Peace Tito Eddie 🙏🏻 You will be sorely missed.

After being in a coma for days, veteran actor Eddie Garcia has passed away Thursday. He was 90. He died at 4:55 p.m. of June 20, according to a medical bulletin issued by the Makati Medical Center.

Garcia suffered a neck injury after falling to the ground while taping for his television series last June 8.


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