Monday, June 24, 2013

Kim Chiu’s mother passes away

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.

Kim Chiu answers questions from entertainment reporters during her post birthday press conference held at ABS CBN compound in Quezon City, Philippines. (Jerome Ascano/NPPA Images)

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.

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