FILIPINA actress Isabel Granada died late Saturday night in Qatar, her partner and her former husband announced separately. She was 41 years old.
The news came 10 days after Granada suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to a hospital in Qatar on October 25. It was later revealed that the actress had aneurysm. She had been comatose since.
Arnel Cowley, Granada’s partner, made the announcement on his Facebook page past Sunday midnight.
“It is with great sadness that my wife Isabel Granada has peacefully passed here in Doha Qatar,” Cowley said.
“She has been a fantastic wife, mother and daughter. She always did her best in everything she did, whether it be in front of a camera or sports,” he added.
“Baby, wherever you might be. Just always remember that I love you and I miss you very much,” he ended.
Later on, Cowley told GMA News that his partner was declared dead at 6 p.m. in Qatar (11 p.m. in Manila).
Granada’s ex-husband, actor-turned- politician Jericho Genasky Aguas, also posted a tribute to her.
“Malaki ang naging parte mo sa aking buhay. Binigyan mo ako ng isang gwapo’t matalinong anak, makulay ang 14 years nating pagsasama. Sa lahat mula sa aking puso’t kaluluwa, maraming maraming salamat. Pahinga ka na. paalam Isa,” Aguas wrote.
(You played a big part in my life. You gave me a handsome and intelligent son. Our life together for 14 years was truly colorful. All of me, my heart and soul, would like to say thank you very, very much. Rest. Goodbye, Isa.)
Before Granada’s death, her mom and namesake, Isabel, also known as “Mommy Guwapa”; and son flew to Qatar to be with her.
Granada also has two stepchildren with Cowley.
Granada, who was born on March 3, 1976 to Humberto Granada and Isabel Villarama- Granada, was one of the biggest names in local show business in the ‘80s and ‘90s. She started her career with the late German Moreno in the hit television show “That’s Entertainment.”
Granada had a string of TV appearances for ABS-CBN and GMA7 and on film over the years, taking a break in 2003 when she gave birth to her son. She returned to acting in 2007, appearing in the movie “Xenoa” and in the TV adaptation of the Sharon Cuneta movie “Pasan Ko ang Daigdig”.
She last appeared on TV this 2017 on GMA 7’s “Meant to Be”. Her last movie was in 2016 in “Fruits N’ Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros”. CHRISTINA ALAPAD, ARIC JOHN SY CUA WITH EARLIER REPORT FROM LEENA CHUA, CIELO CANCEL