Coco Martin is saddened by John Apacible's untimely death

Coco Martin recalls his fond memories of 'Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin' co-star John Apacible.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

3/30/2011 7:51 AM
Coco Martin is saddened by John Apacible's untimely death


033011-coco_main.jpgMinsan Lang Kita Iibigin lead star Coco Martin was really shocked by his co-star John Apacible’s untimely death on Sunday, March 20. Coco sadly recalled that they were just together on the set of their soap two days before John was shot dead by his uncle Armando Rustia. “Actually, March 18 magkasama pa kami and then masaya pa kami nun kasama ng iba naming katrabaho. Nagulat nga kami nung nabalitaan namin nangyari sa kanya. Sobra kaming naging close [ni John] kasi napakabait na tao nun. Nakakapanghinayang pero hindi kasi natin masasabi ang buhay natin kung ano ang pwedeng mangyari,” said Coco who went straight to the premiere night of Catch Me…I’m In Love after attending John’s wake last March 22.

Coco further shared that this tragic incident served as a reminder to make the most out of every opportunity that comes his way and to spend as much time as he can with his loved ones. “Kapag in-imagine mo siya, ang laki-laking tao. Doon nga ako nabibilib sa kanya, sa hitsura niya na ang laki-laking tao, pero kapag kakilala mo siya makikita mo na napaka-down to earth, napakagaan na tao. Nakakalungkot na sa hindi magandang paraan siya nawala. At the same time, mapapaisip yung mga taong naiwan niya at kahit pati kami na nakatrabaho niya na ang buhay talaga napakaikli. So dapat mabigay mo yung best mo sa bawat ginagawa mo at mapakita mo sa mga taong mahal mo kung ano yung pagmamahal mo para sa kanila.

On a lighter note, Coco congratulated Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo for the success of their first team up on the big screen. “Siyempre pareho silang sinusuportahan ko dahil maganda naman yung pinagsamahan namin sa mga previous soaps. Sa totoo lang nakakakilig ang tambalan nilang dalawa. Madaming eksena sa pelikula na talagang matutuwa ka kaya I am sure magiging isang blockbuster ang pelikulang ito.” If given the chance, he added that it would be nice to be able to work with Sarah again. “Oo naman, sabi ko nga medyo bitin pagkakasama namin sa Idol e. Sana someday magtrabaho pa rin kami. Actually, hindi ko pa kasi nasusubukan gumawa ng isang love story, sana makagawa din ako nun.