Beloved Actor with More Than 600 Credits Takes Breath After Slipping Into Coma

June 20, 2019Jun 20, 2019

Legendary actor and director Eddie Garcia has sadly passed away after a short coma. Garcia was in a coma after a fall on the set of his new television show.

The 90-year-old actor suffered a neck fracture. He died on Thursday, June 20 at 4:55 p.m. at the Makati Medical Center in Manilla, Philippines.

Garcia fell during a taping of the show "Rosang Agimat" on June 8 in Tondo, Manila. The series was his comeback after his last project in 2015.

The actor's career began in 1949 with the film Siete Infantes de Lara. He was mostly known for playing villainous roles.

According to IMDB, he had 653 credit acting roles between films and tv appearances. He won the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences award for Best Supporting Actor for three straight years from 1957 to 1959. Garcia also received from FAMAS six best supporting actor trophies, five best actor trophies, and five best director trophies.

“He is the only one in the history of the FAMAS to win the Best Supporting Actor trophy for three consecutive years (1957, 1958 and 1959); was the first to be inducted into the Best Supporting Actor Hall of Fame; and is the only one to have also been inducted into the Best Actor and Best Director Halls of Fame, in addition to a Lifetime Achievement Award,” Greg Macabenta’s wrote in his June 11 column in BusinessWorld.

He was also a multi-awarded director. His most recent directorial credit was Abakada… Ina in 2001. IMDb lists 37 directorial credits to his name.

Garcia is survived by his partner of 33 years, Lilibeth Romero, his stepsons Michael and Nikki Romero, and his daughter Lisa Ortega.

Please pray for his family and friends as they mourn his passing.