What a huge loss for Philippine showbiz.
Sharon Cuneta finally broke her silence about Cherie Gil’s death. In a series of tweets, the Megastar revealed that she was with Gil when the latter passed.
In one of her tweets, Cuneta says she flew to New York yesterday with “a heavy heart.” Turns out she knew of Gil’s predicament all along and rushed to be at her bedside.
I flew to New York early yesterday with a heavy heart,still forcing it to hang on to that sliver of hope of God performing a miracle&allowing you to pull through this.I am eternally grateful to Him for giving us the few hours we spent together…the love&words yet again exchanged pic.twitter.com/K0z2xSqbH3— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
in person…the knowledge that the friendship forged when we were very young was stronger&would only keep getting so…You told me about your tree to heaven outside of your apartment window which I didn’t get to see.We said “I love you”&I said I’d see you again today…& you raised— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
both arms and gave me the thumbs up with both hands.Then barely eleven hours after I left you, I was awakened by his call saying you had passed…I leave New York now with a much heavier heart than ever before…because now I am leaving YOU with the knowledge that I will NEVER see— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
you again…I cannot process https://t.co/GaK9C5sJoB seems so https://t.co/5WfPgQRF1Z will never be the same without you.I will never be the same without you.I told you that you had to fight,please,because you couldn’t leave me & that you were my partner,that there is no one like— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
you…You said yes.But God took you home,took all your pain away.I will never get to feed you ice chips again.Or share most everything else with you.Your kids are strong & love you so much.Mike &I won’t have to keep our talks about you a secret anymore like we did while taping— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
our show.But I don’t know how we would want to.I thank God I was with your Dad&Mom&R&all your kids to ‘see you off’ -but I am not happy. My heart is in pieces again & now I dunno how to put it back together anymore-because among the many loved ones I have lost these past few— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
years,you were &always will be one of my most loved…a most important part of my life & my history.Of my heart.I love you so very https://t.co/hsJhx5BQw4 is the end of an era now that you’ve left us…What will I do without you now, Love?My true screen partner,a true friend,ninang— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
of Simone…I miss you so terribly&know it will only get https://t.co/78zvq5tmMv at peace in God’s loving arms,my Cheech…I’ll see you again someday. I will love you with all my heart, forever.Thank you for everything.?????— Sharon Cuneta (@sharon_cuneta12) August 6, 2022
Cuneta reposted her tweets on her official Facebook page. She also posted a video featuring her beloved friend. She added the hashtag #MyLavina. Cuneta captioned the post, “The Industry has lost one of the very best actors it has ever produced. I have lost a part of myself no one can ever replace. ?????”
Several celebrities from different TV networks expressed their sadness over Gil’s death.
Truly one of the greatest actresses of all time. You were one of the reasons why I wanted to become an actor. Rest in power, Ms. Cherie Gil ???— Barbie Forteza (@dealwithBARBIE) August 5, 2022
I love you Cherie. I wish I could hug you now. pic.twitter.com/Fz50Twx8co— Bart Guingona (@guingonabart) August 5, 2022
2015. Ms.Cherie Gil, one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with. I will forever treasure this. Truly an honor ??? https://t.co/6KxskVLpMm— Gabbi Garcia ? (@gabbi) August 5, 2022
Jose Javier Reyes
Sid Lucero (Gil’s nephew)
Cancer took Cherie Gil’s life in a hospital in New York on August 5.
Cherie Gil changed the “kontrabida” game forever with her unparalleled acting skills. Despite playing a villain in most of her projects (many of which were done opposite Sharon Cuneta), people loved her because she’s just that good.
She will never be forgotten.