LOOK: Pinoy celebrities mourn and pay tribute to ‘Manoy’ Eddie Garcia

Filipino celebrities took to social media to mourn the death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia, who passed away on June 20, Thursday at 4:55 p.m. after he suffered a severe neck injury while taping that left him in a critical comatose state for nearly two weeks. He was 90 years old.

Some celebs expressed their remorse on Instagram stories.

Meanwhile, others penned long and touching letters to the actor with dedicated Instagram posts.

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Lolo Magno.. Tito Eddie.. thank you po sa mga aral na binigay niyo sa akin. 💔 We love you. Rest in Peace. 😔🙏🏻

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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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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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Maraming Salamat po Tito Eddie. Ito po yung huling beses na nakita ko kayo. Hinding hindi po namin kayo makakalimutan Tito Eddie.

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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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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 pong walang katumbas yung kasiyahan ko po 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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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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I will miss you, my Papa…I will love you forever. Your baby girl, April. (“Dear Heart.” 1981.)

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Some also took to Twitter to share their grief.

Eddie Garcia leaves behind a legacy of working 70 years in Philippine showbiz, taking part in more than 600 films and television series as both an actor and a director. His last triumph was taking home the title of Best Actor in independent film ML in the recently concluded 2019 Gawad Urian Awards, a few days before his death.

(Nadine Lustre and Eddie Garcia Win Best Actress and Actor Award for Gawad Urian 2019)

His wake will be open to the public at 9 a.m., Friday until Sunday, at Heritage Park.

Paalam, Manoy. Rest in peace, Eddie Garcia






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