Veteran actress Amalia Fuentes has passed on at the age of 79.
According to her relatives, she succumbed to multiple organ failure at 4:00AM today, October 5.
In an interview with radio DZMM, the actress' nephew Niño Muhlach stated that she was brought to the hospital several days ago.
He also shared that her aunt has been "paralyzed" and "bedridden for the past 4 years" after suffering from a heart attack.
Amalia has also been experiencing seizures while confined under intensive care.
Meanwhile, in a Facebook post, the actress' grandchildren Alfonso and Alyanna Martinez, who are children of her only child, the late Liezl with actor Albert Martinez, shared the sad news and asked for privacy as their family mourns her passing.
"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," they wrote.
"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," they ended.
Actor Aga Muhlach also took to Instagram to express his sadness over the passing of his aunt.
"You started it all for us. You have taught me so much in life. You were an inspiration. You treated me like your son. I’m at a loss for words. Go rest now. I know for sure that you are the happiest right now for you are at peace," he said.
Amalia has been seen in various movies since the 1950s. She was also regarded as a movie queen, and a superstar in Philippine cinema.
She also starred in different Kapamilya teleseryes, including "Kahit Isang Saglit "in 2008 and "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" in 2013.
Her memories will remain in the hearts of Filipinos forever. May she rest in peace.
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