Movie-tv icon Eddie Garcia bows out at 90

June 20, 2019
Eddie Garcia
Eddie Garcia

VETERAN actor Eddie Garcia has passed away.

He was 90 years old.

According to a medical bulletin issued by Makati Medical Center on Thursday, the film industry icon passed away at 4:55 p.m. on June 20.

“We join the entire Filipino community in praying for the soul of Mr. Eddie Garcia and his dearly beloved family and friends. We extend our deepest condolences to the Garcia family,” the Makati Medical Center statement read.

A day before his death the actor showed “minimal brain activity” as he remained in critical condition following a cervical spine fracture he sustained on June 8 while shooting a scene in a GMA teleserye.

In a June 19 medical bulletin his attending physician, Dr. Regina Macalintal-Canlas, said the actor “continues to be in critical condition”.

“He remains dependent on the ventilator to breathe and medications to support his blood pressure,” the bulletin said. The bulletin was sent to media by Dr. Tony Rebosa, who serves as the Garcia family’s spokesperson.