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Cherie Gil pumanaw sa edad na 59, Sharon huling nakausap sa New York

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Cherie Gil pumanaw sa edad na 59, Sharon huling nakausap sa New York
Sharon
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Sa mga post sa social media nagluksa ang mga kaibigan ng magaling na actress na si Cherie Gil.

Marami nga ang nagulat sa pagpanaw ni Ms. Cherie, 59, sa New York dahil sa cancer.

Maraming nag-akala na fake news ito nang unang kumalat sa social media.

Dahil bukod sa edad na 59, iilan ang may alam na may sakit ito.

Paano raw mangyayari ‘yun.

Pero isang kaibigan namin na malapit sa actress ang nagbigay ng kumpirmas­yon noong Biyernes ng gabi, medyo late na.

Wala na nga ang original na prima contravida na si Cherie Gil at nagpasikat sa ‘‘You’re nothing, but a second-rate trying hard copycat!”

Sa pelikulang Bituing Walang Ningning sumikat ang nasabing iconic line ni Cherie.

Si Sharon Cuneta ang bida sa pelikulang ‘yun na nakasama ni Cherie sa kanyang huling sandali sa mundo.

“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,” umpisa ng post ni Sharon na nakasama ni Regine Velasquez sa US concert tour – pero nauna nang nabalik ng Pilipinas si Regine.

“I am eternally grateful to Him for gi­ving us the few hours we spent together…the love & words yet again exchanged 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.”

Pagpapatuloy ng post niya : “We said “I love you” & I said I’d see you again today…& you raised 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 you again…I cannot process it.I t seems so unfair.It 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 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 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 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 much.It 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 of Simone… I miss you so terribly & know it will only get worse. Be 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,” ang mahabang post ni Ate Shawie.

Matindi rin ang pagluluksa ni Ms. Zsa Zsa Padilla.

“Saddened to hear about your pas­sing. The last time I worked with you, we were always seated beside each other- chatting away while waiting for our turn to work on our next scenes. You always had a way of getting in touch with me. I’ll never forget when you surprised me with a call and left a message on my machine. I was pregnant then with Zia and staying in Las Vegas while you were in NYC. I’ll never forget the quiet dinner we had with some (common) friends. As always, it was wonderful to be in your company. The last time I saw you was at Antonio’s in Tagaytay. We were happily waving at each other since I was seated at the lower level. You even texted me after! But most importantly, I’ll never forget how beautiful and vibrant you were when you celebrated your golden birthday! You danced the tango and I remember thinking- this woman can do anything she puts her heart into! 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.”

Si Judy Ann Santos ay madam­damin din ang pasasalamat sa actress. “Ikaw ang naging basehan sa pagiging kontrabida.. pero sa tunay na buhay.. ikaw ang basehan ng pagiging totoo sa sarili at sa kaibigan… our industry lost another pillar.. you will never ever be forgotten ms cherie.. rest well in God’s loving arms.. no more pain up there for sure.. here? We give you our never ending gratefulness for sharing your craft and wisdom to all of us. ”

Last February ay lumabas ang interview ni Ms. Cherie sa Mega kung saan kalbo na siya. Nagpaliwanag din siya sa nasabing interview kung bakit bigla siyang nawala sa cast ng Legal Wives ng GMA 7. “People thought there was something going on between both camps but hindi. Artistic differences lang naman ang nangyari. Pamilya ko na rin sila. This is not the first time I’ve done something like that. I’ve done it in the past—I’ve walked out of sets. So I would like to think that they know and understand me enough by now. I feel grateful that they have been there for years, hiring me, and supporting with whatever it was I was wanting to do.”

At tinuturing niyang ‘rebirth of sorts’ ang decision niyang tumira sa New York. “I got rid of all the clothes I had that symbolized a past life. I’m completely finding myself and coming to terms with who I really am. It’s just great to have this opportunity and to be alive to start over. It’s like a rebirth of sorts,” sabi pa niya sa lumabas na artikulo.

“I just had to make sure that first and foremost, my mental, emotional, spiritual states were getting the priority. I was getting tired of myself. And I was just so angry and unhappy, so I sold everything and packed up,” kumpisal niya.

At may takot daw siyang nadarama kahit kilalang matapang ang aktres sa mga ginampanan niyang role. “I am human. We all get scared sometimes, if not often. But I have found my own tools to deal with them. By not focusing on the fears but instead on trust and most of all gratitude.”

Kilalang ‘di ma-social media si Ms. Cherie kaya’t shocked ang lahat na may sakit pala siya.

Isang pahabol na kuwento lang, ‘di ko malilimutang alaala kay Ms. Cherie ay ang ticket ng concert ng Coldplay sa MOA Grounds.

Sold-out ang tickets sa nasabing concert ng Grammy winning band sa Manila noong 2017.

Pero isang common friend namin ang nag-coordinate na hindi na raw mano­nood si Ms. Cherie at ibebenta na lang ang hawak niyang ticket.

Rest in Peace, Ms. Cherie.

CHERIE GIL

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