Isang madamdaming mensahe ang ipinost ni Sharon Cuneta sa Facebook tungkol sa pagpanaw ni Ryan Santiago, pangalawang anak ng mag-asawang Randy Santiago at Marilou Coronel.
Pumanaw si Ryan nitong Linggo, August 13, dahil sa rare brain disease at multiple sclerosis. Siya ay 24 taong gulang.
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Ayon sa Megastar, ngayong Miyerkules, August 16, lang siya nakapag-post ng mensahe dahil apektado siya sa pangyayari.
Si Ryan daw ang pinaka-close sa kanya sa tatlong anak nina Randy at Marilou; "Mommy Sharon" pa nga raw ang tawag nito sa kanya.
Mensahe ni Sharon, “I wanted to post something much sooner about my 'anak ni Mommy Shawie,' Kuya Randy and Marilou Santiago's 2nd of 3 sons Ryan Leonardo, who passed away a few days ago at the much too young age of 24...but I simply couldn't.
“Ryan called me ‘Mommy Sharon’ and called himself ‘Ryan Cuneta.’
“Ryan was the closest to me although Kuya Rafael was also close to me and my inaanak, the youngest Raiko is the one I haven't yet been able to spend any time with as he came long after TSCS where his dad and I worked together every Sunday for many years in the '90s,” ani Sharon.
Ang TSCS o The Sharon Cuneta Show ay ang weekly musical program ni Sharon sa ABS-CBN na tumakbo mula 1986 hanggang 1997.
Sabi pa ni Sharon, naging malaking dagok sa kanila nang malaman nila ang karamdaman ni Ryan.
“When he fell very ill, we were all devastated, but no doubt not even 1% of how devastated his parents must've been,” bahagi ng post ng actress-singer.
Sa bandang dulo ng kanyang post, nagpakapositibo ang Megastar sa sinapit ng anak ni Randy.
“Now he is forever gone...and though we mourn his passing, we know by faith that he is now our angel watching over us all, especially his Papa and Mama and two brothers.
"He is now free of pain and any form of discomfort...though at this time our hearts are not yet.
“May God our Father in heaven give you strength and solace and the kind of peace that can come only from His warm embrace, Kuya Randy, my dearest Marilou, Rafael and Raiko, and all of the rest of us who loved and will continue to love Ryan. I love you very much.
"Our deepest condolences and sympathies from the bottom of all our hearts. Keep the faith. Ryan would want you to."