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Remembering the three kings of Philippine cinema after Eddie Garcia’s demise

By: - Reporter
/ 08:15 AM June 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actor Eddie Garcia remained among the last pillars of Philippine cinema until he joined film icons Fernando Poe Jr. and Dolphy with his passing on Thursday.

Outgoing Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero pointed out on Friday the mark these three icons have made in the industry and said they will forever be missed.

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“The Three Kings of the Philippine Movie Industry whose reigns lasted for decades upon decades and who have inevitably become part of our lives as we have become part of theirs. All of you are, and will forever be, missed,” Escudero said in a Twitter post.

Actor and director Eric Quizon, on the other hand, took pride in working with Garcia and asked him to give a hug to his father, Comedy King Dolphy.

“I have been blessed to have worked with a master. We will never see him again but he will always be with us. In our hearts. In our minds. Goodbye Tito Eddie. Please give my dad a hug,” he said in an Instagram post.

Senator Grace Poe earlier expressed grief over the death of Garcia who was a friend of his father and their family.

 

READ: Poe mourns death of Garcia, a good friend of FPJ, family

It was in July 2012 when Dolphy passed away at the age of 83 because of multiple organ failure.

Da King, on the other hand, passed away in 2004 at the age of 65 after suffering a stroke and slipping into a coma.

Garcia and Dolphy worked together in fantasy-action film “Enteng The Dragon” in 1988, while Garcia and Poe starred in films like “Sigaw Ng Katarungan,” “Batas Sa Aking Kamay,” “Kapag Buhay Ang Inutang,” among others.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

 

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