LOOK: Family, close friends gather at Isabel Granada's wake


Posted at Nov 10 2017 12:36 AM | Updated as of Nov 10 2017 07:44 AM

Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador joined mourners at Isabel Granada's wake held at a chapel in San Juan City on Thursday night.

Funeral flowers flanked the actress' rosewood coffin, while a huge screen displayed photos of her, as seen in the snaps taken by ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe. 

Magalona and Salvador worked with Granada for a TV special.

Bianca Lapus, Granada's close friend who organized the wake, was also pictured alongside her family, including Granada's ex-husband, Jericho Aguas. 

The scheduled four-day wake will be opened to the public starting Friday. 

Granada, 41, was pronounced dead Saturday after she fell into a coma during a meet-and-greet session with fans in Doha. The condition that led to her collapse was described as a brain hemorrhage indicating aneurysm, which in turn affected her heart.

The actress first shot to fame as a child and teen star in the 1980s. She began her career as part of the iconic talent and variety show, "That's Entertainment." 

She is survived by her husband, Arnel Cowley, and her stepdaughters, Sarah and Abbey. 

In an interview with reporters Thursday morning, Cowley said: "I don't know what I'm going to do" following Granada's death.

"We did things together, we traveled together . . . Now that she's gone, I really don't know what I'm going to do," he said. 

"Pero somehow I'm going to try to push through. She was a loving wife, a caring person. She's always giving time to people and she's just a people's person. Very loving."