Showbiz icon and longtime pillar of the entertainment industry German Moreno passed away at 3:20 a.m. earlier today due to cardiac arrest. He was 82.
The Master Showman suffered a second stroke yesterday (January 7) and was rushed to the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City. His passing was confirmed by his nephew, John Nite, in a statement sent to GMA News Online.
JUST IN: German "Kuya Germs" Moreno has died at 3:20 AM, his nephew John Nite confirms. pic.twitter.com/JUnRr9P967— GMA News (@gmanews) January 7, 2016
"He passed on in the company of his family and friends," Nite, also Kuya Germ's co-host for many years, said in his statement. "He lived a full life, touched so many hearts through the years, and helped make dreams come true for most of the biggest stars in the Philippine entertainment industry."
"We are deeply saddened by his passing but we are comforted by the thought that his legacy will live on," he added.
Celebrities from all generations, whose lives, one way or another, were touched by Kuya Germs paid their respects to the late That's Entertainment, GMA Supershow, and Walang Tulugan host:
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving, that's Kuya Germs. Rest in peace Tay.— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) January 7, 2016
Woke up to a very sad news. Rest in peace Kuya germs.????????????— Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) January 7, 2016
— regine alcasid (@reginevalcasid) January 7, 2016
Let us all give prayers for Kuya Germs may he rest in peace and pray for his loved ones he has left behind ????— ruby rodriguez (@rodriguezruby) January 7, 2016
I just saw Kuya Germs last sunday sa SPS and he was smiling we all went and greeted him and now he has left us all to be with his creator— ruby rodriguez (@rodriguezruby) January 7, 2016
You will always be in our hearts. You and everything you did will never be forgotten. You are a legacy. May you rest in peace, Kuya Germs.— Bea Binene (@beabinene) January 7, 2016Continue reading below ↓
Rest in Peace Kuya Germs. You lived a long, full life. I am very glad and honored to have met you. Condolences to the Moreno family ????????— Rocco Nacino (@nacinorocco) January 7, 2016
Kuya Germs, your warm smiles and forever happy disposition will be missed...— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) January 7, 2016
Kuya Germs passed at 3:20am according to his nephew John Nite... There is rejoicing in heaven welcoming The Master Showman— Gina Alajar (@ginalajar28) January 7, 2016
Prayers for Kuya Germs.— Ramon Bautista (@ramonbautista) January 7, 2016
My dearest compadre and Gary's "friend," passed away at 3:20am. We will never forget you Kuya Germs.The most loyal friend anyone could have.— Angeli P Valenciano (@AngeliPV) January 7, 2016
Let us all pray for Kuya Germs' soul. May he rest in Peace.— paolo ballesteros (@pochoy_29) January 7, 2016
Woke up to a very sad news. Kuya Germs, we know you'll take care of our paths here on earth. Farewell, we hope your soul rests with God.— Julie Anne San Jose (@MyJaps) January 8, 2016
Rest in peace, Kuya Germs. What an amazing contribution this man made. Prayers for his family and the loved ones he left behind.— Mikee C. Jaworski (@mikeecj) January 8, 2016
To a dear friend, mentor, father figure, Ninong who genuinely cared for others. We will surely miss you. Thank you Kuya Germs. Rest in Peace— Dingdong Avanzado (@iamdingdong_A) January 7, 2016
Never had the opportunity to work with him, but whenever we would see each other at events, ALWAYS gracious and cordial. RIP Kuya Germs ????— Rovilson Fernandez (@rovilson_f) January 7, 2016
You left us with your wisdom. And that we will keep til we meet again. Salamat tay. Paalam, kuya Germs.— Kristoffer Martin (@flinsTUNs) January 7, 2016
Our deepest condolences to Mr. Moreno's loved ones during this time of loss. You will be missed, Kuya Germs. Tulog ka na...