Former senator and veteran TV and Radio broadcaster Edgar “Eddie” Ilarde has passed away at the age of 85.
According to his relative, he passed away at his house in Makati City around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He became famous on the TV show “Student Canteen” from 1950 to 1990.
He was known on radio programs such as “Kahapon Lamang”, “Dear Kuya Eddie” and “Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie” in the ’80s from the song sung by Roel Cortez.
He was a councilor of Pasay City from 1963 to 1965 and was an assemblyman in the Interim Batasang Pambansa.
From 1970-73 became a senator in the Seventh Congress.
Sympathy poured on social media from former fans and Ilarde was with them.