BASE SA post ni Megastar Sharon Cuneta nitong Sabado ng umaga, August 6, 2022 sa kanyang social media account ay nakita pa niya sa kahuli-hulihang pagkakataon ang kaibigang si Cherie Gil sa New York, USA bago ito binawian ng buhay. Pumanaw ang veteran actress nitong August 5 sa edad na 59 dahil sa cancer.
“I flew to New York early yesterday with a heavy heart, still forcing it to hang on to that sliver of hope of God performing a miracle & allowing you to pull through this. I am eternally grateful to Him for giving us the few hours we spent together… the love & words yet again exchanged in person… the knowledge that the friendship forged when we were very young was stronger & would only keep getting so…” simulang bahagi ng emosyunal na post ng Megastar.
Patuloy nito, “You told me about your tree to heaven outside of your apartment window which I didn’t get to see. We said “I love you” & I said I’d see you again today… & you raised both arms and gave me the thumbs up with both hands.
“Then barely eleven hours after I left you, I was awakened by his call saying you had passed… I leave New York now with a much heavier heart than ever before… because now I am leaving YOU with the knowledge that I will NEVER see you again…”
Ayon pa kay Sharon, sinabihan pa niya si Cherie na patuloy pang lumaban sa sitwasyong pinagdadaanan nito. Inilarawan din niya ang kaibigan bilang “most important part of her life and her history.”
“I cannot process it. It seems so unfair.It will never be the same without you. I will never be the same without you. I told you that you had to fight, please, because you couldn’t leave me & that you were my partner, that there is no one like you… You said yes. But God took you home, took all your pain away.
“I will never get to feed you ice chips again. Or share most everything else with you. Your kids are strong & love you so much.Mike & I won’t have to keep our talks about you a secret anymore like we did while taping our show. But I don’t know how we would want to. I thank God I was with your Dad & Mom & R & all your kids to ‘see you off’ — but I am not happy.
“My heart is in pieces again & now I dunno how to put it back together anymore –because among the many loved ones I have lost these past few years, you were & always will be one of my most loved… a most important part of my life & my history. Of my heart. I love you so very much. It is the end of an era now that you’ve left us…
“What will I do without you now, Love? My true screen partner, a true friend, ninang of Simone… I miss you so terribly & know it will only get worse. Be at peace in God’s loving arms,my Cheech… I’ll see you again someday. I will love you with all my heart, forever. Thank you for everything,” madamdaming pamamaalam ni Sharon sa pumanaw na kaibigan.