Film icon Amalia Fuentes,78, passed away earlier this morning, October 5.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed and made known to the public by Amalia’s grandchildren Alyanna and Alfonso Martinez.
As reported, the actress was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon, City a couple of days ago and breathed her last today, at 4 in the morning due to multiple organ failure.
Prior to her death, her nephew Niño Muhlach shared that Amalia has been “paralized” and “bedridden for the past four years” after she suffered from a heart attack.
Alfonso and Alyanna and Alfonso’s post read: “It is with great sadness that I together with my siblings Alfonso and Alissa, inform you that our Grandmother, Amalia Amador Muhlach has taken her last breath this morning in the Philippines.”
“She is now reunited with her husband Joey Stevens, our mother Anna-Lissa Martinez and her ex-husband, our Lolo Bobby. We have prayed for nothing but peace for her and now she can finally rest. Our family only asks that you respect our privacy during this time and join us in praying for her soul.”
Meanwhile, Amalia’s nephew Aga Muhlach and son-in-law Albert Martinez paid tribute to the actress on their respective Instagram accounts.
With a career spanning five decades, the former movie queen and FAMAS awardee—also known as one of the most beautiful faces to ever grace local Tinseltown—also wore many hats in showbiz such as as screenwriter (Tatlong Ksayssyan ng Pag-ibig in 1966 and Ito Ang Aming Kasundusan in 1973); as director (Mga Reynang Walang Trono in 1976); as movie producer through her AM Productions (Whisper to the Wind in 1966, Baril at Rosaryo in 1967, and P’wede Ako, P’wede Ka Pa Ba? In 1976); and as boardmember of the Movie Review and Television Board (MTRCB).
The Bicolana actress was last seen in the ABS-CBN teleserye Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala in 2013.
The veteran actress’ family has yet to announce details of her wake.
Our deepest condolences.
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