Veteran actor Domingo “Menggie” Cobarrubias dies due to pneumonia complications. He was 68.
Menggie’s unexpected passing was confirmed by his niece Patricia Prudon.
“Thank you for being a father, a lawyer, a general and a whole lot more roles to Philippine cinema. You will surely be missed,” she wrote on Facebook.
His son, Gino, was mournful through a comment under a Facebook post:
Whereas his wife Gina Jorge Cobarrubias took to Facebook to express her appreciation towards her husband. “Goodbye my love. Thank you for the 30 wonderful years. I love you.”
Apart from being hospitalized due to lung problems, the family also insisted to have the actor tested for COVID-19.
Hours before he took his last breath, he managed to bid goodbye on Facebook.
Menggie’s family is still waiting for the COVID-19 results. According to his Prudon, they “will keep everyone posted.”
Upon receiving the news, colleagues took to social media to pay their last respects:
We lost one of our colleagues to COVID19.
Rest In Peace, Tito Menggie Cobarrubias. You will be missed. 😢
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) March 26, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear! He was a wonderful man. I thought he’d live forever. He will be missed.
— Edu Manzano (@realedumanzano) March 26, 2020
Goodbye, Sir Menggie Cobarrubias. RIP.
The film industry is mourning the loss of one of our finest veteran actors.
— Kip Oebanda (@kipoebanda) March 26, 2020
Menggie has been active in the entertainment industry for 3 decades. His most notable works were Mauban: Ang Resiko (2014) and Jaguar (1979). He also appeared on television shows such as The Killer Bride and Wagas.