Spoiler alert: Do not read if you have not watched the latest episode of 'Ningning'
MANILA -- TV viewers and netizens were in mourning on Monday after a major character died in the daytime series "Ningning."
Lovely, the mother of the titular character, was hanging a "parol" when she slips and falls from the second floor of their home. Her husband Dondon (Ketchup Eusebia) cries as he shouts for help. The injury is grave and swiftly affects her brain.
Tears flow when Dondon fetches Ningning (Jana Agoncillo) from school. Dondon's grief overwhelms him when Ningning starts asking him why he is early. But Dondon could not find the right words to tell the child that her mother just died.
Twitter users quickly shared their grief and pity for the little girl.
Meanwhile, Beauty Gonzalez, who plays Lovely in the series, took to Instagram to thank her "Ningning" family for the "lovely experiences and the lovely memories."
"The show will go on, I know you guys will take care of Ningning while I'm away. See you guys soon," she wrote in the caption.
Some of her Instagram followers couldn't help but speculate the reason for her departure from the series, which came amid rumors that she is pregnant.
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"Ningning" airs on ABS-CBN before "It's Showtime."