Friday, October 4, 2019

Amalia Fuentes dies, 79

Amalia Fuentes, the former Movie Queen of Philippine cinema, passed away on Saturday. She was 79.

Her nephew, former child star Niño Muhlach, confirmed her passing in an Instagram post.

Fuentes’ granddaughter, Alyanna Martinez, also announced the late actress’ demise via her own post.
“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 wrote.

According to Muhlach, Fuentes succumbed to cardiac arrest at 4 a.m.

Muhlach added that the veteran actress was “paralyzed” and “bed-ridden” over the past four years.

Details of the actress’ wake would later be announced, Muhlach added.

Dubbed as the “Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines” for her striking resemblance with the legendary Hollywood actress, Fuentes achieved leading lady status as she starred in various films for Sampaguita Pictures during the late ’50s to ‘60s.

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