Known as the “Queen of Philippine Horror Movies” actress Lilia Cuntapay had figured in scores of horror films, playing the role of various mystical creatures from Philippine folk lore. Today, at age 81, she passed away.
It had just been weeks since Cuntapay was transferred to the house of her son Gilmore Cuntapay in Barangay Tartarabang sa bayan ng Pinili, Ilocos Norte by the Task Force Lingkod Cagayan (TLFC) of the provincial government of Cagayan, her home province where she had been staying since she got sick.
It can be recalled that Cuntapay had asked financial help from her fans as well as former co-workers and directors so she could undergo surgery to treat her spinal cord injuries. It is unknown whether she received financial assistance from the show industry.
This morning, at around 6 o’clock, Cuntapay peacefully passed away. Her ***** was confirmed by one of her grandchildren, Elma Cuntapay-Daet.
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