AdChoiceTV News — Philippine showbiz is in mourning following the reported death of hairstylist to the stars Chris Rodil.
His death was reported by fashion magazine Preview, which had worked with Chris for previous shoots.
Many of Chris’ celebrity clients have taken to social media to express their grief over the news.
Kathryn Bernardo, one of his regular clients, posted photos of herself with Chris on Instagram, saying “Sino na maghe-hair and magpapatawa sakin? Kulang team kung wala ka (Who will do my hair and make me laugh now? The team isn’t complete without you).”
“I will miss you, our Rodil,” she said.
Regine Velasquez, who was styled by Chris for a TVC shoot, also posted on Instagram, saying “Bakla anong nangyari (what happened)????!!!! I will miss you very much.”
Iza Calzado recalled how she immediately asked for Chris’ number after the first time she worked with him for a cover shoot for fashion magazine Metro.
“You were so talented and such a good person. We worked on a lot of things together and I am so happy you were given amazing opportunities to work with the brightest of stars especially nung ginawa mo na si Ate [Regine Velasquez] na super fan ka talaga (when you styled Regine Velasquez, who you were such a big fan of),” she said.
“Sobrang proud ko sayo. Sana alam mo ‘yun. ‘Pag magkita tayo ulit isang araw, pagandahin mo ako ulit ha. Pahinga ka na [Chris]. Love you,” she continued.
(I am so proud of you. I hope you know that. When we see each other again one day, make me beautiful again, okay? Rest well, Chris. Love you.)
Karla Estrada, who shares the same birthday as Chris, posted photos of them holding up birthday cakes, and thanked him for all the good memories in the past 5 years.
“Mahal kita, alam mo ‘yan, at mangungulila ako sayo… Agad agad mama (I love you, you know that, and I will miss you… Why so soon, mama)??” she wrote.
Barbie Imperial said she had just spoken to Chris the day before to talk about their next meeting.
“Masaya ako na kahit isang minuto nakapag-usap tayo kagabi (I am happy that even for a minute, we were able to speak last night), missy… We will miss you, missy. We will miss your kakulitan (energy), how you make all of us laugh. Sobra. We are so thankful for all the fun times we shared together. Mahal ka namin (We love you), missy!” she wrote.
Chris was the go-to hairstylist of celebrities for many fashion shoots, TV commercials, and events. He styled Kathryn Bernardo for various ads, events, and fashion shoots. He also did the hair of Liza Soberano for Bench’s summer lookbook in 2020, Jane de Leon for a Modess ad campaign, and Maja Salvador for a dance performance. — via Letizia Tinoco / AdChoiceTV News