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Sam Milby on AJ Perez: 'Sometimes God wants to take the good ones right away'

Right after arriving from his U.S. tour, Sam Milby paid his last respects to former 'Babe I Love You' co-star AJ Perez.



4/29/2011 10:35 AM
Sam Milby on AJ Perez: 'Sometimes God wants to take the good ones right away'

042911-sam_main.jpgAlthough he was sleepless and exhausted after a long flight from New York, Sam Milby went straight to the last night of AJ Perez’s wake at Christ The King Church in Green Meadows last April 25. He wanted to pay his respects to his former Babe I Love You co-star who was almost like a brother to him. “Actually, I haven’t gotten home yet. Diretso ako dito galing sa airport. I would always remember him as someone na laging happy, someone you want to be around with. He's full of energy and good vibes, napakabait talaga. He had a bright future ahead of him,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph.

Sam also made sure that he could attend AJ’s interment the following day and his gesture really meant a lot to the bereaved family. “I did talk to the family and the dad. Nung nagsu-shooting kami ni AJ for our movie, I was always talking to the dad din,” the 26-year-old actor recalled.

In fact, AJ looked up to Sam for advice on love and his showbiz career when they played brothers in the movie, Babe I Love You. “Workout advice niya (Sam), always eat chicken and fish kasi protein yun. Do at least 30 crunches, 30 leg raises, mga ganon. Pagdating sa acting, we help each other out on the set sa tamang timing ng pagpasok ng lines, as in tulungan talaga. Sa personal advice naman, I think meron siyang one advice na binigay sa akin about love. Just know a girl well and make sure you treat her how she's supposed to be treated, something like that,” AJ once told Push.com.ph.

Looking back, Sam said it’s really saddening to lose AJ at such a young age; but he also knew that there’s a reason why these things happen. “You know, I guess sometimes God wants to take the good ones right away. He's only 18 years old. I just know that it's his time. He's in a better place now and he’s really happy and that's all that really matters. But you know, lahat kami siyempre malungkot din, he touched many people’s lives. We’ll just recall the beautiful memories that we had of him,” Sam added.