MANILA, Philippines – Former Filipino actress Cherie Gil has been honored after her death was announced by her friend Annabelle Rama and confirmed by her cousin Sid Lucero. He is 59 years old.
Sid, whose real name is Timothy Eigenmann, confirmed his death by posting a photo of Cherie’s lecture, where artists such as Saab Magalonga, Jason Abalos, Kaye Abad, Rocco Nacino, Mon Confiado, Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano and Marc Abaya commented and offered their prayers. .
Actors who appeared with Cherie in various projects also wrote personal messages on their own accounts on social networks about how they remember the actress called “La Primavera Contravida”.
Zsa Zsa Padilla, who starred with Cherie in “Chapter 13,” “A Moment in Time” and “Lastikman,” wrote about her last moments with her “Gemini sister” by posting a screenshot of a brief interaction between them. beginning of 2022.
“You always have a way to contact me… You are always enthusiastic and full of life! That’s how I’ll remember you,” Zsa Zsa said in the extensive caption.
In an Instagram story and with several photos on her Facebook account, Sunshine Cruz wrote that Cherie’s death marks a sad day for the entertainment industry in the Philippines and an honor to work with “Dolce Amore.”
Award-winning director Joey Reyes paid tribute to the actress, born Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann, saying that Cherie was launched in the first film, writing: “You are irreplaceable in the minds and hearts of so many of us.”
Taking to Twitter, a younger generation of artists paid tribute to Cherie for the iconic trailblazer she was.
Gabbi Garcia said it was an honor and she would love to work with Cherie in “Magpakailanman” as she retweeted one of their scenes together, while Barbie Forteza called her “truly one of the greatest actresses of all time.”
Lifestyle and entertainment editor Deni Bernardo mentored Cherie as one of the Film Academy of the Philippines Production Design Scholars and has fond memories of the ever-smiling actress.
Deni recounted what Cherie shared about her most iconic movie character Lavinia Arguelles from “Bituing Walang Ningning” immortalized forever in the Copycat scene she seems to have improvised.
“First of all, she said that her relationship with her co-star Sharon Cuneta was the complete opposite in real life, that they were actually best friends,” said Deni, who says director Emmanuel Borlaza really likes Cherie. . t in the script. Deni said that Cherie apologized to Sharon after she did it, although the actress doesn’t remember how long it was because Sharon was wet at the time.
“I regret not taking a selfie with Cherie even after the mentorship when I interviewed her in various publications. It was a pre-selfie era,” Deni concluded. “But if his death has meaning today, it is a call for me to bring back the golden age of Philippine cinema!”
Cherie is considered one of the best actresses in the history of Philippine cinema, thanks to her breakthrough in Ishmael Bernal’s 1980 classic “Manila By Night” and Peque Gallaga’s 1982 masterpiece “Oro, Plata, Eye.”
Her roles in these films are highlighted in a tribute by her publicist Toots Tolentino, who also mentions Cherie’s performances on the small screen and in the theater, as well as the production of “Sonata” directed by Gallaga.
Toots collaborated with Cherie in 1985 on such productions as “Master Class,” “Full Gallop” and “Sing Us Your Song Again: The Music and Legacy of Eddie Mesa.”
“You will always be ‘my amour Cherie,'” Toot said of the late actress. She also starred and won awards for her portrayals in “Mana” and “Citizen Jake.”
The actress is survived by her parents Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, her remaining living sibling Michael de Mesa (their brother Mark Gil died in 2014 from liver cancer), and her children Jay, Bianca, and Raphael.