Sa kahuli-hulihang pagkakataon, muling nagtagpo sina “Dorina Pineda” at “Lavinia Arguelles”.
Isa sa mga nagluluksa at namimighati sa pagkamatay ng tinaguriang “La Primera Contravida” ng Philippine showbiz na si Cherie Gil, si Megastar Sharon Cuneta, na nakasama niya sa iconic movie na “Bituing Walang Ningning” noong 1985.
Inihayag sa social media ang pagpanaw ng beteranang aktres, kahapon ng Agosto 5. Ilan sa mga showbiz personalities na nag-post nito ay sina Annabelle Rama at Lara Morena. Kinumpirma naman ito ng pamangkin ni Cherie na si Sid Lucero.
Ayon sa latest Instagram post ni Mega, lumipad siya patungong New York upang makita ang kaibigan. Nakausap at nakasama pa umano niya ang kaibigan bago ito panawan ng hininga at tuluyang magpaalam sa mundong ibabaw.
“I flew to New York early yesterday with a heavy heart, still forcing it to hang on to that silver 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…” ayon sa mahabang mensahe at tribute ni Shawie sa kaniyang Instagram post nitong Agosto 6.
Kalakip ng kaniyang IG post ang litrato nila ni Cherie, na nakaratay sa hospital bed. Hindi na ipinakita ang mukha nito, kundi ang kanang kamay lamang habang sapo ng Megastar, Kita naman sa mukha ni Sharon ang pag-iyak.
Sa kanilang pag-uusap ay tila nagpahiwatig na raw ng pamamaalam si Cherie.
“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…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.”
Sa isa pang hiwalay na Facebook post ay ibinahagi ni Sharon ang isang clip mula sa iconic scene ng Bituing Walang Ningning kung saan gumanap siyang Dorina Pineda. Binuhusan siya ng tubig sa mukha ni “Lavinia Arguelles” at binigkas ang iconic lines na “You’re nothing, but a second rate, trying hard, copycat!”
“The Industry has lost one of the very best actors it has ever produced. I have lost a part of myself no one can ever replace,” ani Mega.
“‘You’re nothing, but a second rate, trying hard, copycat!’ That line will never be the same again, rest in power,” dagdag pa ni Sharon.
Matatandaang noong Pebrero, nagulantang ang lahat nang magpakalbo si Cherie at ibenta umano ang kaniyang mga ari-arian, at namuhay na lamang sa ibang bansa. Naitampok pa siya sa isang lifestyle magazine. Ang pagpapakalbo umano ay simbolo ng kaniyang “rebirth”.