Veteran society columnist and TV host Maurice Arcache died on Friday at the age of 89.
His closest friends in the industry confirmed the news and immediately paid tribute to Arcache through social media.
Actor and director Manny Castañeda posted on Facebook, “Maurice Arcache, you're one of a kind and cannot be replaced. May you Rest in Peace.”
Expressing his sympathy over the passing, Tatler editor Anton San Diego wrote, “To Maurice, my heart breaks not knowing I won't be able to hear your voice, asking what's happening or what are you doing today? Thank you for the years of friendship and all the memories I will treasure of our time together. They were priceless! You are a great friend, a legend and the funniest man I know. God bless you and rest now…No more sadness. You are in a much better place Love you, Mau”
Metro Society editor-in-chief Raul Manzano also shared on Instagram, “The end of an era and the passing of a legend. I love you and I will miss you so much. Rest in peace my dearest Maurice and cheers!”
Joanne Ramirez, editor-in-chief of PeopleAsia posted, “Rest in peace, Palangga! he loved to recite this poem to me with feeling. 'Love is like a bird. If you hold it too tightly it will die. If you love it, let it go. If it doesn't come back to you, it was never yours in the first place.'”
Meanwhile, MAGS clothing line owner and former Chairman of Mutya ng Pilipinas Mags Cue said, “Maurice Arcache, my palangga! I dreamt of you last night my dahling because I never realized I didn't visit nor call you anymore for many years now that's why I told myself that I will find time to visit you at your home… I owe you alot and I will love you forever my Palangga, you rest well in heaven.”
Arcache is known in the industry as one of the hosts of ABS-CBN society TV show “Oh No, It's Johnny!” along with Johnny Litton from 1992 to 1999. He popularized his “Arcachat” segment, which gave social and etiquette tips weekly.
Arcache had his long-running column “My Lips Are Sealed” for the Philippine Star.
His wake is scheduled on February 18 and 19 at the Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City.
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