Veteran actor Domingo Cobarrubias — more popularly known as Menggie Cobarrubias — posted his last “goodbye” before he passed away reportedly due to complications from pneumonia.
The 68-year-old actor was also tested for COVID-19 and was still waiting for the result at the time of his death.
His “Goodbye” Facebook post on Wednesday night shocked and saddened the film community.
Gina Jorge Cobarrubias confirmed the death of her husband in a Facebook post on Thursday morning.
“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,” she wrote.
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chairman Liza-Dino Seguerra shared in a Facebook post on Thursday her conversation with the late actor.
Menggie told Liza that he was experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
His message read: “Chair Liza I’ve had fever for three straight days. I’ve taken CBC for three days too. I’ve been advised to take the (COVID-19) test at St. Luke’s. Another CBC, my platelet 160, 151, 137, minimum is 150. Bad indication ito”.
He also expressed his gratitude to the FDCP official: “Mabuhay ka, salamat sa tulong at pagmamahal mo sa industriya.”
The 68-year-old actor had been tested for COVID-19 but his family is still waiting for the results, as per the actor’s niece Patricia Pudon’s statement on Facebook.
Colleagues in the film industry also offered their condolences to the late actor.
The veteran actor’s last TV appearance was in GMA’s drama series Beautiful Justice as President Ricardo San Jose.
He also starred in a number of TV shows and films such as Impostor (2010), Mauban: Ang Resiko (2014), The Killer Bride (2019), Sahaya (2019), and Just a Stranger (2019).