WATCH: Tirso Cruz III exits 'Ikaw Lamang'

Posted at 08/01/2014 11:58 AM

MANILA - Veteran actor Tirso Cruz III is no longer part of the ABS-CBN primetime series "Ikaw Lamang".

On Thursday's episode of the soap, Cruz's character, Eduardo Hidalgo, died after he was shot by Maximo played (Ronaldo Valdez).

On the microblogging site Twitter, several netizens mourned the death of Hidalgo.

"We will miss Tirso Cruz d 3rd in IL he is one of the best #ILGrief," netizen ‏@MorConP said.

"NOOOOO WHY YOU KILL TIRSO CRUZ ANG AWESOME NYA NOOOOOOOOOOO," user @anaponpon wrote.

"Ung scene ni Coco and Tirso Cruz...nanindig balahibo ko sa buong katawan. #IkawLamang," user @itzzMARVZ added.

Last week, actress Julia Montes exited the series after her character, Mona, passed away in front of her husband, Samuel, portrayed by Coco Martin.

Thousands of netizens hailed her acting, expressing dismay that her character was killed off, as the phrase "RIP Mona" quickly shot to the top of Twitter's worldwide trends.

"Ikaw Lamang" stars Martin, Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca.

It airs weeknights after "Dyesebel" as part of ABS-CBN's primetime block.

Watch the full episode in iWant TV or TFC