Veteran actor and emcee Domingo “Menggie” Cobarrubias died on Thursday morning, reportedly due to pneumonia and unconfirmed reports of COVID-19.
Right before he passed away, Menggie was able to update his Facebook account by posting, “Good bye.”
One of the heartbreaking messages published online when Menggie passed away was from his wife, Gina Jorge Cobarrubias.
Gina said: “Goodbye my love. Thank you for 30 wonderful years. I love you. Dear God please give me the strength to be able to face this very difficult moment of my life.”
Goodbye my love. Thank you for the 30 wonderful years. I love you. Dear God please give me the strength to be able to face this very difficult moment of my life.
Celebrities from different networks mourned for Menggie, as they have lost a good friend, a colleague, one of the finest actors in the film industry of the Philippines, and a mentor in life to many.
Alessandra de Rossi
Alessandra lost a good mentor who taught her to appreciate and always look after the utility staff.
Sya ang nagturo sa akin na abutan lagi yung utility kasi sila ang may pinakamaliit na sweldo sa taping at pinakapagod din. Sabi nya, pag ginawa mo yun, lagi ka nila ipagdadasal. Ginawa ko magmula noon. Salamat sa mga aral tito Menggie. Mahal kita. 🙏♥️😭Praying for your family. https://t.co/3Ko6FlV5r0
— alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) March 26, 2020
The Queen of Creative Collaborations Heart also mourned for the veteran actor and posted on her Instagram story as soon as she heard the news.
Barbie was thankful for the chance she had to work with the veteran actor.
Tito Menggie 😢 isa sa pinakamahuhusay na nakatrabaho ko 🙏🏻 Maraming salamat po sa chance. Rest in peace. https://t.co/HcUUPqlAZz
— Barbie Forteza (@dealwithBARBIE) March 26, 2020
Adolfo B. Alix Jr.
The filmmaker recalls the glorious days of working with Menggie as the latter always brings an energetic vibe to the set.
Thank you Tito Menggie. It was always a fun set when you are around. You always joke around and make everything light.
I will miss you. An underrated actor who always brings his A-game to his craft. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/yQAxd2sIJx
— Adolfo B. Alix, Jr. (@aalix) March 26, 2020
Here are the other celebrities who mourned for the veteran actor Domingo “Menggie” Cobarrubias.
Rest in peace Tito Menggie. A talented, generous, charming actor. Thank you for all you shared with us 🙏🏼 Praying for your family and everyone else who has lost someone during these difficult times. pic.twitter.com/sQwKBbvS6O
— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) March 26, 2020
Rest In Peace Tito Menggie……….. 😭
— Arjo Atayde (@AtaydeArjo) March 26, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear! He was a wonderful man. I thought he’d live forever. He will be missed.
— Edu Manzano (@realedumanzano) March 26, 2020
RIP Tito Menggie Cobarrubias. You were a generous man. Salamat sa lahat.
— Dan Villegas (@danvillegas) March 26, 2020
Bit of trivia for those reading the Sana Dati script: Scene 90, the character of the judge was played by Menggie Cobarrubias, who recently passed away due to COVID-19. Cheers to you, Sir Menggie. Thank you for everything. May you rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/aR2UXQoMQQ
— Jerrold Tarog (@JerroldTarog) March 26, 2020
Menggie’s last TV project with GMA Network was Beautiful Justice. He was also part of some ABS-CBN TV series like Wildflower, Make It With You, and movies like Last Fool Show with JM de Guzman and Arci Muñoz.