(Update) Ted Failon's wife dies

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2009 09:29 PM | Updated as of Apr 18 2009 04:17 AM

Trinidad Etong, wife of ABS-CBN news anchor Ted Failon Etong, passed away at 8:50 pm Thursday night after suffering from a gunshot wound to the head that her family said was self-inflicted more than a day earlier.

ABS-CBN vice-president for Manila Radio and Sports Division Peter Musngi, who was in the Intensive care unit (ICU) of the New Era Hospital in Quezon City where Trina was being treated, told DZMM that the patient's condition turned for the worse at 8:25 pm after her blood pressure went down.

He said at least six medical attendants tried to save the patient but nothing happened.

Musngi said Failon has called for a priest who will administer the final blessings for his 45-year-old wife.

"Ted is inconsolable," Musngi said. "He is both sad and angry."

Shortly before Trina’s death, members of the Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit arrested two of her relatives for alleged obstruction of justice.

Police are still investigating whether Trina committed suicide or was a victim of foul play.