Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta, the mother of Megastar Sharon Cuneta, died on Wednesday.
Known in showbiz circles as Mommy Elaine, her death was confirmed via Twitter by her granddaughter KC Concepcion.
In her tweets she wrote:
Hi. I just lost the love of my life today. My Mita will forever be the BEST GRANDMA EVER. She will forever be with me. I love you, my Mita.
My grandma will forever be my inspiration. She loved life, gave us all beautiful adventures. She knew me more than I knew myself. #SuperLola
For months, Elaine has had health issues, with KC constantly posting photos of her visiting her ill grandmother.
Elaine rose to fame when she starred in films such as “Bondying” in the ’50s. She had two children, Chet and Sharon, with former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta, whom she married in 1993 after years of living together. She is also the sister of actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto.