“Gusto ko lang din magpasalamat kay Sir Raymund Isaac para sa ating iconic posters series na Gameboys, di ba?” sambit ni Kokoy.
Susog ni Elijah, “Sobrang nakaka-proud yun and we all just want to say, by the way na… we all want to send our good vibes to Sir Raymund there sa U.S.
“We are all praying for you. We hope you get well soon. And we hope to see you home. Here. Soon. We miss you.”
Sambot ni Adrianna So, “Yes! We miss you!”
Para sa KTX streaming ng Gameboys The Movie umpisa Hulyo 30, nag-photo shoot si Raymund kina Elijah at Kokoy ng movie posters na inspired ng Top Gun, Ghost, Brokeback Mountain, The Bodyguard, La La Land, Titanic, The Notebook, Grease, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, at Fifty Shades of Grey.
“Pinadala ko yung finale screening na yun kay Jayson, yung partner ni Raymund. Di pa kasi nila napapanood,” sabi ni Direk Perci Intalan nitong Setyembre 4, Sabado ng gabi.
“I was hoping na gising na si Raymund by then pero di pa, e.”
Si Direk Perci at ang asawa niyang si Direk Jun Lana ay executive producers ng Gameboys The Movie.
Bago nag-streaming ang nasabing pelikula ay lumipad na pa-Amerika si Raymund.
Hulyo 24 siya nag-post sa Facebook, “Friends I need all your prayers now. I was rushed to CMPC SAN FO hospital this morning due to lack of oxygen. I am alone here in the hospital due to Covid rules.
“It’s scary to be in a place where you don’t know anyone. Include me please in your prayers. “Even Jayson Vicente can’t be with me now.”
Kapagkuwan ay ina-update ng partner ni Raymund na si Jayson ang kalagayan ng bantog na photographer.
September 3, tuluyan nang pumanaw si Raymund sa edad na 58.
Hindi lang showbiz world ang nalungkot sa pagpanaw ni Raymund, kundi pati ang fashion world kung saan sobrang involved din ang magaling na photographer.
Marami ang affected. Marami ang nalungkot at nagluksa dahil ang galing kasing makisama ni Raymund.
May mga pinagsamahan din kami noon sa ilang pictorials. Hindi ko lang maidetalye dahil karamihan ay kalandian. Pero ang saya-saya niyang katrabaho, at napakabilis, pero ang ganda ng kinalalabasan.
Nakakalungkot talaga, at hindi ko ma-imagine kung paano ito tinanggap ng pamilya niya at partner niyang si Jayson Vicente.
Nakakapagtaka lang, bakit ang tagal niya sa hospital sa San Francisco, California? Mahigit isang buwan siyang nasa ICU, at erratic ang kalagayan niya.
Nakakapanlumo na talaga at ang hirap pag-usapan ang ganitong pangyayari.
I met Raymund Isaac during the Boracay Summer Special shoot of The Sharon Cuneta Show in 1996.
We would often joke about our happy Superferry experience and that bond carried on as we LOVED and CARED FOR the same people in our industry—Judy Ann Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Vilma Santos, and even Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lea Salonga, and Mikee Cojuangco.
This pandemic, he got in touch with me—asking for talk points for his online interview with our dear Ate Vi.
Apparently, our good congresswoman pressured and challenged Raymund to ask questions that were very different from the things I asked in a previous interview.
Reacting on a playtime, Raymund prepared well for the interview with one of her favorite muses.
He later told me, “Noel, ang saya!”
Because of that talk, Raymund and I vowed to work on a book (and video) project entitled ROYALTY—originally starting with just the last five MOVIE QUEENS OF OUR TIME (that he has photographed)—NORA, VILMA, SHARON, MARICEL, and JUDY ANN. (The plan was, after the pandemic, he would shoot, then we would interview, then I would write.)
Later, it would lead to ACTORS then MUSIC, THEATER, SPORTS even POLITICAL ROYALTIES… but what and how now, Raymund?
YOU WILL TRULY BE WILL MISSED!!! THANK YOU, MY FRIEND!!!
I hope I can still coordinate with your folks so that we can make the book project come true—someday, somehow!!!
WE WILL CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE YOU, RAYMUND!!!