Losing a loved one suddenly is like having your entire world shatter at an instant.
For Vice Ganda, his grief overwhelmed him as he begged off from joining the first part of the online gathering of It’s Showtime on Tuesday, June 9 for the show’s comeback on the Kapamilya Channel this Saturday, June 13. Co-host Vhong Navarro revealed the reason of his absence during the virtual presser: the passing of his best friend, Budi.
Budi, who is also Vice’s companion at home, died of a heart attack earlier that day.
Vice would then post this emotional and heartfelt message to the person he calls his “brother,” “family,” and “bestfriend.”
“You’ll always be my bestfriend, my brother, my family. I will always cherish and love you. Here and there. Now and forever. I will cry. But i won’t say goodbye,” Vice tweeted at 1:55pm Tuesday.
Vice would always mention “Budi’s” name casually on-air on It’s Showtime and Gandang Gabi Vice, showing how close he is to the Unkabogable Star.
In this gallery, we see this kind of closeness in Vice’s snaps with Budi through the years.
We express our sincere condolences to Vice and the family and loved ones Budi left behind.