MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actor Menggie Cobarrubias on Wednesday night posted a simple “Good bye” on his Facebook account. The following morning, his wife Gina Jorge Cobarrubias confirmed that the actor had passed away.
“Goodbye my love. Thank you for the 30 wonderful years. I love you,” she said on Facebook Thursday. “Dear God please give me the strength to be able to face this very difficult moment of my life.”
Goodbye my love. Thank you for the 30 wonderful years. I love you. Dear God please give me the strength to be able to face this very difficult moment of my life.
His death was also announced by a relative, Patricia Prudon, who said in a now-deleted post that he died from pneumonia complications. She said it had yet to be confirmed if he had contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to a Facebook post of actress Lui Quiambao Manansala on Wednesday night, Cobarrubias was in critical condition and that they were waiting for the results of a coronavirus test he took on Tuesday.
Pls pray for Domingo Cobarrubias, or Menggie. He is critical. Waiting for tuesday’s Covid 19 test result.
Posted by Lui Quiambao Manansala on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Cobarrubias starred in ABS-CBN teleseryes “Make It With You” and “The Killer Bride,” as well as in the 2018 award-winning Cinemalaya film “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon.”
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