The family of veteran singer Sharon Cuneta asked to be given privacy as they mourn her mother, Elaine Gamboa Cuneta.
In a statement given to ABS-CBN News on Wednesday night, the Cuneta family said Elaine died at 2:05 p.m. after seven weeks in intensive care.
Mrs. Cuneta’s death was first announced by her granddaughter, actress KC Concepion, in a series of posts on micro-blogging site Twitter but she did not give further details.
According to Sharon, Mrs. Cuneta died due to internal bleeding and complications arising from abdominal surgery.
She was first confined for abdominal pains on September 2.
Mrs. Cuneta is survived by her two children and their respective partners, 11 grandchildren, and eight siblings.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of sympathy, love, and prayer support during their time of grief.
They are comforted by their faith and the certainty that she is in a good place, in the hands of her Creator – no pain, no sickness or weakness, and seeing God face to face.
The family said that it has been a very difficult time for the family, especially for Sharon, Chet, KC, and Mrs. Cuneta’s brothers and sisters.
It is their hope that they may be allowed some privacy as they mourn the loss of the beloved Mrs. Cuneta.
The wake of Mrs. Cuneta will be held from November 6 to 11 at the Capilla Del Señor and Capilla Dela Virgen of Santuario de San Antonio Parish, McKinley Road, Makati City.