Filipino Actress Liezl Martinez Dies at 47

Actress Liezl Martinez died on Saturday morning, March 14, a family member confirmed.

Martinez’s maternal uncle, Cheng Muhlach, said that the former child actress died at 6:15 am due to Stage 4 cancer.

Martinez, 47, the daughter of actors Amalia Fuentes and Romeo Vasquez, died at 6:15 a.m. in The Medical City in Pasig.

Muhlach also said that Liezl’s wake will be at Arlington Memorial.

From Liezl's Martinez's Instagram account
Photo from Liezl’s Martinez’s Instagram account

The official statement according to Pep.ph reads as follows: “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.”

Martinez is survived by her husband, actor Albert Martinez, and her 3 children. She is the daughter of former celebrity couple Amalia Fuentes and Romeo Vasquez.

Liezl was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 but she recovered. Later, the disease was found to have recurred as stage 4 cancer, affecting her lungs.