Claire dela Fuente’s remains cremated, says son
OPM icon Claire dela Fuente’s remains have been cremated a day after she passed away, her son Gigo de Guzman confirmed.
“My mom is being cremated tonight. My brother [Mick de Guzman] had to go there alone to witness it as he’s the only one of us negative for Covid,” Gigo said through an Instagram Story yesterday, March 31. He showed an old photo of dela Fuente with his father Moises de Guzman, who succumbed to cancer 14 years ago.
“At least now our mom is with our dad after so many years apart. Be happy na with papa, ma,” he added.
Gigo also apologized to his brother Mick for not being able to accompany him during dela Fuente’s cremation, but was still grateful that someone was there to take care of their mother.
“I am so sorry I cannot be there with you as you take care of mama. I know we are both adults now but I am still your kuya, and I’m [supposed] to protect you and look out for you,” Gigo said. “I am so proud of you for still doing what needs to be done. It’s just us now, and I’ll always be there for you bro. I love you very much.”
Dela Fuente, referred to as “The Karen Carpenter of the Philippines,” earned fame for her OPM hits “Sayang,” “Nakaw na Pag-Ibig” and “Minsan, Minsan.”
She passed away in her sleep last Tuesday, due to cardiac arrest caused by the stress of contracting COVID-19. Her remains were cremated in compliance with hospital protocols to have COVID-19 fatalities cremated within 12 hours. JB
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