Elaine Cuneta Passes AwayElaine Gamboa-Cuneta, the mother of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and the grandmother of KC Concepcion, passed away today.
KC was the one who announced her "Mita's," her nickname for her lola, death. Through her Twitter account, KC said that the "love of my life" passed away, and that her "Mita" will forever be the best grandmother.
She also said Elaine will be her inspiration for always because she loved life and gave them all beautiful adventures.
Before that tweet, KC asked prayers from her followers because her grandma is going through a "make-or-break" situation inside the operating room. Elaine has been hospitalized for two months.
However, a few minutes after that tweet, KC posted a photo of her grandma on Instagram. There, she called Elaine her "sunshine."
Elaine, 79, was a former beauty queen, singer and actress. She has two children with former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta--Sharon and Chet. She is also the sister of veteran actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto.
Elaine's remains will be at the Sanctuario de San Antonio starting tonight.
On Monday, during an episode of "Kris TV" that KC is co-hosting, the singer-actress said she will miss her "Mita" when and if she'll eventually leave them.
She misses her this Christmas season because Elaine would always be the one to arrange the decorations in their house, as well as their Christmas dinners.
Meanwhile, Sharon had a long Facebook post on September 28. She said she's been away for a while because of all that is happening in their family.
She feels overwhelmed with it all until her brother told her to take care of her heart, her family, her children. Sharon, her brother added, has been a good daughter.
They've got nothing to do now but wait because it is all in God's hands.
Sharon shared that Elaine had a tube inserted in her throat, so she could breathe properly. However, when the doctors tried to remove the tube, her heart rate went up.
The Megastar has also been stressed a lot because they're not allowed to be with Elaine regularly since she's in the MICU. She knows her mother hated that policy too because she doesn't want to get cooped up in a tiny room without her friends and family.
Elaine, Sharon said, loved getting made up. She hated being alone.
Sharon explained how she has been feeling the past months. She felt nervous and anxious. She didn’t even want to check her phone for fear that a message may come from Elaine's nurse and it wouldn't be good.
She's emotionally, physically and mentally drained. Her emotions can go way up there and low down here.
In the end, Sharon asked for prayers for her mother. Elaine needed to be with them, she added.