Sharon Cuneta pays tribute to mother

Sharon Cuneta pays tribute to mother

Elaine died on November 5, due to internal bleeding and complications arising from abdominal surgery.



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Elaine Cuneta, the mother of actress Sharon Cuneta died last week at the age of 79. Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta is a former beauty queen and singer-actress. She is known in showbiz industry as Mommy Elaine and is the sister of veteran actress Helen Gamboa.

Elaine died on November 5, due to internal bleeding and complications arising from abdominal surgery.

The most emotional among those who gave their eulogy for Elaine on Monday night were daughter Sharon Cuneta and grand-daughter KC Concepcion.

“Fourteen years ago, I had everything: a good husband, daughter who was still my baby [KC], and a coming daughter [Frankie], and what I wanted for a career,” Sharon said. “I thought I was at the top of the world, my father [former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta] left me with all these other things I was grateful for.

“Fourteen years later, we’re all here today, my mother is in a box. And the day she died, sabi ko, I was kind of afraid of becoming an orphan today. I cannot not be someone’s baby anymore. And it’s almost Christmas and I don’t know how to spend Christmas without my mom.”

She admitted that up to now she’s still in denial that her mother has passed away. She said she’s thankful to her husband Secretary Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan for supporting her and by doing the necessary things for her mother’s burial.

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