The mother of Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu passed away on Sunday, June 23.
According to ABS-CBN News, Kim’s mother Louella Y. Chiu, 50, was confined at a hospital in Cebu due to an undisclosed illness.
Kim’s talent management, Star Magic confirmed the news and released its official statement.
“Star Magic sympathizes with Kim Chiu on the passing of her mother, Louella Y. Chiu. We request that we give Kim and her family the respect and time to grieve for their loss. Thank you,” Star Magic’s press statement reads.
sana panaginip lang to...— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) June 23, 2013
In past interviews, Kim rarely talked about her mother. Kim's parents were separated when the actress was still very young. In April, the Kapamilya star reunited with her father, who is now based in Mindoro.