- The son of the late Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente revealed the reason behind his mother’s untimely passing
- Her son Gregorio “Gigo” de Guzman said she succumbed to cardiac arrest; believed to be a result of anxiety and stress
- He also confirmed that she was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19
“In her sleep, her h
eart gave up.”
These were the words of Gregorio “Gigo” de Guzman, son of the late OPM legend Claire dele Fuente, who pa
ssed away at the age of 63 on Tuesday, March 30, due to cardiac arrest.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, which was posted on the reporter’s Twitter account, Gigo gave details about his mother’s d
emise; saying Claire, or Clarita Crisostomo Dela Fuente-De Guzman in real l ife, had been suffering from various illn esses before she succumbed to cardiac arrest.
“Based on my doctor, she d
ied from cardiac arrest that was believed to be a result of her stress and anxi ety. My mom had anxiety, hypertension, and diabetes,” he shared. “In her sleep, her heart gave up.”
In addition, Gigo confirmed that his mom was in the ho
spital after testing positive for COVID-19.
Goodbye, Jukebox Queen
Now that she’s gone, the “Queen of Tagalog Songs” left a void in the h
earts of so many fans; creating an impact not only on the elders but also on the younger ones who grew up hearing or singing her songs. On social media, netizens expressed sadness and gr ief as they look back at her glory days and recall bits of memories that have been associated with her songs.
The well-loved “Karen Carpenters of the Philippines”, who popularized the iconic song Sayang, was definitely a hitmaker in the 1970s; with her first album being the country’s biggest-ever seller in 1977; long before she went on to record seven more as her journey continued.