MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Local celebrities mourned the passing of German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, who died early Friday morning, January 8.
Ogie Alcasid and Vice Ganda expressed there condolence on Twitter.
Sad day for all of us. Rest in Peace our dear Ninong German Moreno.Be with Jesus now. We thank you for everything you've done #RIPKuyaGerms — ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) January 7, 2016
Bye Kuya Germs. Salamat po sa mga palo, kurot at yakap mo. Thanks for the LOVE. God bless your soul. — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) January 7, 2016
R.I.P Kuya Germs... — Luis Manzano (@luckymanzano) January 8, 2016
Judy Ann Santos paid tribute to Kuya Germs.
Maraming salamat kuya germs... Marami kaming binigyan mo ng pagkakataon sa industriyang minahal mo.. Paalam po master showman.. A photo posted by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (@officialjuday) on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:37pm PST
Iza Calzado posted this on Instagram.
MasterShowman.. Until the very end you were the epitome of the famous Showbiz line "the show must go on" it amazed me to see you doing radio work and still host for your show after your health scare last year. You would even go to Showbiz events like that of @iamnoelferrer's book launch in SM MOA even if it's far away and super traffic. Your passion for this business is unmatched. Growing up I would hear you and dad talk about the good and bad things about show business. The 2 faces of Showbiz that you so loved. Now it's time to take your final bow, Kuya Germs. You will be terribly missed by the people in the industry that you loved so much and loved and respected you in return. Maraming Salamat Sa pag gabay at pagmamahal. I'm sure you and Tatay are already preparing for your first MasterShowman episode in Heaven. Wag niyo muna ako I-guest ha Thank you for everything. We will miss you! Love you Kuya Germs... Paalam A photo posted by DREAM BIG (@missizacalzado) on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:05pm PST
Actress Vina Morales posted this on Instagram.
#kuyagerms #GermanMoreno I'm saddened by the news This is our last photo with Kuya Germs taken at his bday celebration of Walang Tulugan last Oct. He is one person I respect and love not only in showbiz but he is also a part of my family. I love you Kuya Germs ❤️ I'm sure you are in a better place now with our Lord Jesus Christ Missing you A photo posted by Vina Morales (@vina_morales) on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:28am PST
Destiny Rose star Ken Chan also paid tribute to his "tatay" Germs.
Tatay binago mo ang buhay ko.Napakaswerte ko na naging parte ako ng buhay mo.Mamimiss kita.Masaya ako na nakasama kita sa iyong huling paghinga.Pahinga ka na Tatay...I am so proud of you! Idol kita! Mahal na mahal kita MASTER! #KuyaGerms A photo posted by Ken Chan (@akosikenchan) on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:24pm PST
Amy Perez-Castillo posted this.
Salamat po Kuya Germs sa yakap at words of encouragement na lagi nyong binigay sa akin pag nagkikita tayo! We will miss you! #kuyagerms #germanmoreno A photo posted by Amy Perez-Castillo (@amypcastillo) on Jan 7, 2016 at 3:23pm PST
Billy Crawford posted a heart warming message to the man he considers as a father.
Pa, I don't know where to begin. You've always been there when I needed you the most. You are the most generous, selfless, genuine, caring father/mentor anyone could ever ask for. You're one of the reasons why I'm still in this industry you love oh so much. I'm sad that I'm not there next to you to say my goodbyes. You will be missed tremendously. We fought, we laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced and we shared the same stage for so many years! And I want to just thank you for teaching me and guiding me through everything. It hurts to see you leave us, but God is right there to make you rest and enjoy eternity with Him. I also pray for your family to be strong and to carry a smile like you always did. You will always be our MASTER SHOWMAN! Most importantly you will always be my father and I will always be your makulit na adopted son! RIP, Pa. I love you. A photo posted by Billy Crawford (@billyjoecrawford) on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:37am PST
Alden Richards posted this on Twitter.
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
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid posted this on Instagram.
Thank you Kuya Germs we will miss you ““You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 ESV http://bible.com/59/mat.5.14.esv A photo posted by reginevalcasid (@reginevalcasid) on Jan 7, 2016 at 3:25pm PST
Lea Salonga expressed her condolences to the Moreno family on Twitter.
RIP, Kuya Germs. And thank you. #ThursdayGroup — Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 7, 2016
Other celebrities such as Mikee Cojuangco, Dingdong Avanzado, Ruby Rodriguez, GMA artists Bea Benene, and Julie San Jose also expressed their sadness over the death of the showbiz icon.
It's ok to sleep Kuya Germs. We all will someday. — Jim (@Jimparedes) January 8, 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
He helped countless people in showbiz. Farewell to a Filipino icon, German Moreno. Goodnight, Kuya Germs. That was, entertainment. #RIPKuyaGerms Posted by Truefaith on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Salamat po kuya Germs sa lahat!! Hanggang sa huli ipinaramdam mo ang iyong pagmamahal sa industriya. — Gladys R. Sommereux (@iamgladysreyes) January 7, 2016
You can finally sleep now Kuya Germs. Heaven welcomes The Master Showman. #respect — KC Montero (@KCMontero) 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
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, 2016
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 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
To the one and only master showman... RIP, Kuya Germs. — Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) January 8, 2016
Kuya Germs hosted shows such as GMA Supershow, That's Entertainment, and has appeared in many TV shows and films. He last hosted the late night show Walang Tulugan with The Master Showman, which airs every Saturday.
Last year, Kuya Germs suffered a stroke. He has since been taking therapy, and even attended a number of press conferences and events to supports his talents.
Kuya Germs also pioneered the Walk of Fame at the Eastwood Mall, where names of the stars are placed. – Rappler.com