March 14, 2019 would have been the late actor Rico Yan’s 44th birthday. And it really is the sweetest thing that his former co-stars keep his memory alive. Claudine Barretto took to Instagram the other day to say that she still has him in her heart after losing him to cardiac arrest in 2002.
Marvin Agustin, meanwhile, wrote a touching birthday message for Rico, who was only 27 when he passed away.
“Happiest birthday, my brother,” Marvin began. “Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan ang mga saya at kalokohan natin. Lalo na ang friendship at kabutihan mo. I’m sure mas nag-e-enjoy ka dyan sa langit! Love you, bro! #RY”
Marvin then gave Rico a life update, showing that so much time has passed since they started out in showbiz in the ‘90s, and that they didn’t get to grow more together. “Bro, mga pangarap natin etong tinutupad namin. Si @domochoa tumatakbo bilang konsehal. Ibulong mo dyan kay Lord na manalo, okay ‘tong bata natin. Ako naman patuloy na nag-aartista at nagnenegosyo. Masaya ako sa mga narating namin, madami pa pangarap pero may saya at payapa na isip at puso.”
The birthday message comes with a poster of Flames, Marvin’s first movie which he did with love team partner Jolina Magdangal, Claudine Barretto, Bojo Molina, and Rico himself.