MANILA, Philippines – Showbiz celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the late actress Cherie Gil, who passed away on Friday night at 59.
Singer-actresses Sharon Cuneta and Zsazsa Padilla, known to be close friends of the late actress, were among those who expressed their grief online.
“What will I do without you now, Love? My true screen partner, a true friend, ninang of Simone…I miss you so terribly [and I] know it will only get worse. Be at peace in God’s loving arms, my Cheech…I’ll see you again someday,” said Sharon through a Facebook post.
I flew to New York early yesterday with a heavy heart,still forcing it to hang on to that sliver of hope of God…
Meanwhile, Zsazsa recalled Cherie’s lively spirit in an Instagram post.
“You were always so passionate, and full of life! That’s how I will always remember you, Cherie, my Gemini sister! I miss you, my beautiful friend. Until we meet again. My deepest condolences to Cherie’s family.”
Cherie’s nephew, actor Sid Lucero, posted a photo of his aunt doing advocacy work with the caption: “I love you 😉 big hug :)”
Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo, who both worked with the seasoned actress, likewise posted their tributes.
“I’m gonna miss you,” Heart said in a Tweet.
I’m gonna miss you pic.twitter.com/MhuPhaybUQ
— LoveMarie O. Escudero (@heart021485) August 5, 2022
“Paalam Inakolay,” captioned Dennis in his Instagram post.
A veteran actress known for her “kontrabida” roles, Cherie kickstarted her career in the movie “Mo neuih” in 1970 as a supporting cast member.
She also played Kano in the 1980 film “Manila by Night” and Lavinia Arguelles in the 1985 film “Bituing Walang Ningning.”
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