Teejay Cruz, former actor and eldest son of veteran actor Tirso Cruz III, has peacefully passed away earlier today, November 21.
While his family has yet to release an official statement, his cousin Sunshine Cruz has already confirmed the news through her Facebook account. “Cousin Teejay Cruz. I will miss you. RIP. Love you. Heaven gained another angel,” wrote the former “Wildflower” star.
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According to entertainment reporter Lolit Solis, Teejay spent his last days battling with lymphatic cancer. “Na-sad naman ako sa news sa anak nila Tirso Cruz III at Lyn na si TJ, Salve. Sabi ni Dolor, lymphatic cancer daw at kanina lang daw madaling araw bumigay ang panganay nila,” said Lolit in an Instagram post.
Na-sad naman ako sa news sa anak nila Tirso Cruz III at Lyn na si TJ, Salve. Sabi ni Dolor, lymphatic cancer daw at kanina lang daw madaling araw bumigay ang panganay nila. Nakaka-sad talaga na iyon anak mo mauna sa iyo na kunin ni God. Ang bait-bait pa naman ng mga anak nila Tirso, sina Bodjie at Janine. Si TJ hindi pumasok ng showbiz. At in fairness ha, pag naghahanap kami ng tulong sa ospital siya ang nilalapitan namin. Tulad nila Tirso at Lyn ang mga anak nila, very friendly at magalang. Sana ma-overcome nila ang sadness na ito. We pray that God will welcome TJ, sana forever his memories, his happy ones will always be remembered. We pray for you TJ. We pray for Tirso and Lyn, for the Cruz family, we honor your sadness, we will always be praying for you. #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako 🙏🏻❤️
Teejay was best known for his role in the Kapamilya youth-oriented show, “Ang TV”, as well as in films “Rollerboys” and “Eskapo” in 1995.
Apart from his acting stints, Teejay will be remembered for his passion project “Spike For Hope”, a volleyball tournament that aims to highlight survivors of pediatric cancer.