Veteran actress Amalia Fuentes passes away

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actress Amalia Amador Muhlach known as Amalia Fuentes has died on Saturday, her relatives confirmed. She was 79.
Veteran actress Amalia Fuentes passes away

"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," granddaughter Alyanna Martinez shared on Facebook.

"She is now reunited with her husband Joey Stevens, our mother Anna-Lissa Martinez and her ex-husband, our Lolo Bobby," she added.

"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 wrote.

Fuentes died in her home in New Manila, Quezon City.

She is the aunt of actors Aga Muhlach and Nino Muhlach and the mother of actress Liezl Martinez.

The Bicol-born actress suffered mild stroke in May 2017.

The veteran actress was dubbed "Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines" and made numerous movies including Ibulong Mo sa Hangin (1966), Divina Bastarda (1971) and Pag-ibig Mo Buhay Ko (1973), Isang Gabi... Tatlong Babae! (1974).

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