Isa sa mga nagluluksa si Derek Ramsay sa pagkamatay ni Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., 53 years old, anak ng bilyonaryong negosyante na si Lucio Tan Sr.
Nilabas niya sa kanyang Instagram ang picture nila ng pumanaw na kaibigan na itinururing niyang kapatid.
“Today is such a sad day for many. This man has touched the lives of many people and I am definitely one of them. He is a good man, a good person and a great friend.
“You will be dearly missed. We love you!!! #bongtan #gonetoosoon,” caption ni Derek.
Isa rin sa apektado sa pagkamatay ni Bong Tan ay ang movie producer na si Dondon Moteverde, anak ni Mother Lily na isa rin sa executives ng Reality Entertainment.
Ka-text lang daw ni Dondon si Bong Tan noong Huwebes last week. “I never thought that our exchange of text last Thursday was gonna be our last. Thank you for all the kindness you have shared to me and my family. May your soul rest in peace,” sabi pa nito sa Facebook post.
Naglabas naman ng statement ang kapatid ni Lucio Jr. na si Vivienne K. Tan sa pagpanaw ng kanilang kapatid.
“It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my brother, Lucio ‘Bong’ Tan, Jr. this morning, November 11, 2019. He was 53. His untimely passing leaves a big void in our hearts and our Group’s management team which would be very hard to fill.
“Bong was a son, husband, father, friend and, most importantly, our elder brother whom we all relied on for advice, counsel and leadership. He is survived by his wife Julie and sons Hun hun (Lucio Tan III) and Kyle Tan.
“Our sincerest thanks to all who offered prayers and shared words of comfort during this hour of grief. Our family continues to request everyone to respect our wish for privacy as we go through this very difficult time. We ask for your prayers for the eternal repose of his soul. Wake details will be announced soon.”