EDDIE GARCIA Dies At 90
Veteran actor-director Eddie Garcia passed away at 4:55 p.m. today (June 20), a medical bulletin issued by the Makati Medical Center confirms. He was 90.
The multi-awarded star who was also known for the nickname "Manoy" suffered a neck fracture while taping for a TV series for GMA Network in Tondo, Manila last June 8. He had been in critical condition since.
Here's the medical bulletin from the Makati Medical Center announcing that Eddie Garcia passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. pic.twitter.com/QpAtD43Pof— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 20, 2019
Tributes for the screen legend poured in following the heartbreaking news, including those from Paulo Avelino, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, former senator JV Ejercito, Dimples Romana, Ritz Azul, Jodi Sta. Maria, Jona, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and more.
Rest in peace Tito Eddie Garcia. 300++ films made in his lifetime. TRULY A LEGEND! 🙏— Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino) June 20, 2019
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
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) June 20, 2019
Tito Eddie... you will be missed..... 😔💔— Ritz Azul (@ritzazul) June 20, 2019
Ang mahusay na paggampan ni Eddie Garcia bilang artistang Pilipino ay nakaukit na sa kultura ng ating lipunan na hindi makakalimutan ng mga susunod na henerasyon. ⁰⁰Isang masigabong palakpakan para sa nag-iisang Manoy ng pinilakang tabing.— Alfred Vargas (@alfredvargasPHL) June 20, 2019
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. ❤️🌈 pic.twitter.com/ZC637OfdAA— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) June 20, 2019
R.I.P Sir Manoy... pic.twitter.com/lyLk6aHLO7— Luis Manzano (@luckymanzano) June 20, 2019
Sad to hear of the passing of Tito Eddie Garcia.— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) June 20, 2019
An institution in the Philippine Film Industry.
A fine gentleman.
One of the nicest persons in showbusiness I have met.#RIPEddieGarcia
Rest in Peace Sir Eddie Garcia😔 Thank you for all your vast contributions in the Philippine Entertainment Industry... 🙏 https://t.co/qYoobEZiWm— JONA (@MsJ0NA) June 20, 2019