BREAKING: Eddie Garcia passes away
MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passed away Thursday afternoon at the Makati Medical Center. He was 90 years old.
A radio report, citing a medical bulletin issued by the doctors at the Makati Medical Center, said Garcia, Eduardo Garcia in real life, died at 4:55 p.m.
“We join the entire Filipino community in praying for the soul of Mr. Garcia and his dearly beloved family and friends. We extend our deepest condolences to the Garcia family,” the medical bulletin read.
On June 8, Garcia was hospitalized after he suffered neck fracture while filming for an upcoming teleserye.
The family first issued a statement saying that the actor had a heart attack on set.
The actor’s family has agreed to a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) instruction in case Garcia stops breathing.
Garcia, a screen legend, was among the pillars of the Philippine showbiz industry.
Recently, the actor was awarded Best Actor at the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards for his role in the Cinemalaya film “ML.”
READ: Eddie Garcia wins best actor award in 42nd Gawad Urian
He was survived by his longtime partner, Lilibeth Romero. He also has a daughter, Lisa Ortega. who lives in San Diego, California. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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