Liezl Martinez, wife of Albert Martinez dies at 47

    MANILA, Philippines - Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez died on Saturday morning, March 14 after battling cancer for several years, the family has confirmed to press.

    Actress Liezl Martinez with Albert Martinez in Barcelona
    Actress Liezl Martinez with Albert Martinez in Barcelona | Credit: Albert Martinez Instagram

    In the official statement, it says that Anna Lisa ‘Liezl’ Sumilang Martinez peacefully passed away in her sleep at 6:15 this morning, 14th of March 2015. She was 47.

    "Liezl is surrounded by her beloved husband, Albert; precious children, Alyanna, Alfonso, and Alyssa; loving mother, Amalia; father Bobby; and her relatives at this time of love and grief. "Thank you for your continued prayers. The family shall be sharing the funeral announcement soon."

    Meanwhile, Martinez's maternal uncle, Cheng Muhlach said that Liezl's wake will be at Arlington Memorial.

    Liezl was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She recovered from this, but in 2011, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

    Liezl, from the showbiz clan is the cousin of Aga Muhlach, Niño Muhlach and Arlene Muhlach and sister-in-law of Yayo Aguila. She started her career as a child star. Among her movies were: “Portrait of an Angel,” “Liezl at ang 7 hoods,” and “Ibulong Mo sa Puso.”

    Though she had a medical problem, she was still able to serve as one of the members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

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