Actress Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez and daughter of veteran actress Amalia Fuentes, passed away today. She was 47.
“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,” read the family’s official statement released via pep.ph.
Liezl had been battling breast cancer since 2008. Although she had put up a strong and inspiring fight—she had a remission in 2011 — her condition deteriorated in the last few weeks.
Liezl’s cousin, Niño Muhlach, said he was amazed at how Liezl had prepared her children for what was coming. “Parang ready na sila and may acceptance na. Nakaka-bilib pero napakalungkot,” Muhlach said.