Kim Chiu's mother passes away

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2013 11:08 AM | Updated as of Jun 24 2013 09:12 PM

MANILA – The mother of Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu passed away on Sunday. She was 50.

According to information gathered by ABS-CBN News, Louella Yap Chiu had been confined at a Cebu hospital due to an illness. The family has refused to disclose more information.

The news team has yet to determine when Mrs. Chiu was admitted to the hospital.

As of writing, the family of the actress refused to grant any media interviews.

Chiu is asking the public to respect their family’s privacy as they mourn the loss of their mother.

Heartfelt condolences

Meanwhile, supporters of Chiu took to the social networking site Twitter to express their deepest condolences to the actress’ family.

Most of them told the actress to just stay strong amid this ordeal for there is a reason why things happen.

Others, meantime, reminded the actress that they will pray for her in this trying time.

With a report from Junrey Nadela, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas