Claudine Barretto has paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Rico Yan.
The late actor would have turned 44 last Thursday and Barretto, in remembering him, upped a collage of his photos on Instagram with the caption: "My luv & my life. Always & forever."
She followed it up with another post, saying that Yan is always "in [her] heart every single day."
Barretto was dating Yan when the young star was found dead inside his hotel room at a Palawan resort. He died in his sleep due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis on March 29, 2002.
His birthday this year was also remembered by the likes of Marvin Agustin and Dominic Ochoa.
Barretto and Yan starred in the hit series "Mula Sa Puso" and "Saan Ka Man Naroroon" and top-billed movies like “Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita” and “Got 2 Believe.”