Former movie queen succumbs to cardiac arrest in the early morning of October 5 at St. Luke’s Medical Centre, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. She was 78.
Her demise was announced by her grandchildren Alfonso and Alyanna Martinez.
Alfonso said: “It is with great sadness that I together with my siblings Alyanna and Alissa, inform you that our Grandmother, Amalia Amador Muhlach has taken her last breath this morning in the Philippines. She is now reunited with her husband Joey Stevens, our mother Anna-Lissa Martinez and her ex-husband, our grandfather 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.”
The same message was announced by Alyanna in her Facebook account.
Alyanna and Alfonso are two of the three grandchildren of Amalia with her only child Liezl Martinez, who died of breast cancer at age of 47 on March 14, 2015. The father of Alyanna, Alfonso and Alissa is Albert Martinez who is also an actor.
Amalia Fuentes was only 16 years young when this writer met her during a school excursion at Forest Hills, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Being a teenager, she was a bit naughty and quipped that Fr. Aureo Nepomuceno S.J., Headmaster of Ateneo de Manila Grade School was her boyfriend.