MANILA - The husband of the late actress Isabel Granada, Arnel Cowley, prepared to bring her remains home from Qatar, reminding movie fans to always tell their loved ones how they feel.
The 41-year-old former teen star died due to a brain aneurysm while in Doha, Qatar for a show last week.
"I wouldn't wish this on anyone," Cowley said Tuesday. "If you have something to say to your loved ones please say it. Say, I love you. Let them know that you actually car about them. Say it."
"What happened to me is quite shocking. I'm really devastated I lost my wife," he said in an interview on Umagang Kay Ganda.
Cowley said the late actress was healthy and only complained of a headache when they arrived in Doha, Qatar for an event and meet-and-greet with fans.
He also dispelled rumors that Granada was working too much.
"She worked harder than this. She went to Europe last year and performed almost every night, but nothing happened. There's a lot of speculations happened. A lot of inaccurate news that came out before she passed away," Cowley said.
If there's one impact brought by Granada's death, he said it certainly raised awareness in the Philippines about the dangers of brain aneurysm.
"If only I found about this a bit earlier, I would have done something about it," Cowley said.
Granada's remains will arrive in Manila on Thursday morning. She passed away Saturday night in Doha after suffering from brain hemorrhage due to aneurysm. She was 41.