Screen veteran Eddie Garcia has taken his final bow as the antagonist Senyor Gustavo/Don Emilio in the hit Primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
As seen last Wednesday, his character was killed while attempting to escape from the titular Cardo Dalisay, who is played by Coco Martin.
Having been part of the show since its first season, Eddie said that he will miss being around his Ang Probinsyano family.
"It's a very good teleserye. We had good rapport. I will miss it,” he said, according to ABS-CBN News. “Ganun talaga sa teleserye. Kapag hanggang doon na lang ang papel mo, hanggang doon na lang.”
As they bade their sweet goodbyes to Eddie, Coco and the rest of the cast praised the seasoned actor for his indisputable passion for acting.
“Tito Eddie, walang kapares, walang katulad. Mapa-bida siya, mapa-kontrabida, talagang binibigay niya ang lahat,” said Coco in a post from Dreamscape. “Hindi niya ‘to tinuturing na trabaho, eh. Makikita mo sa kanya dito ‘yung pagiging passionate niya sa ginagawa niya.”
“Sana, after ng Probinsyano, sa susunod na proyekto ko, makasama ko ulit si Tito Eddie,” he added.
Prior to Eddie, Lito Lapid, who played the supporting character Romulo “Leon” Dumaguit, also departed the show to focus on his senatorial bid ahead of the campaign period’s kick-off early in February.