Lilia Cuntapay passes away at 81

Lilia Cuntapay died at her son’s home in Pinili, Ilocos Norte this morning.

BY JOAN LEARY

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8/20/2016 11:29 AM
Lilia Cuntapay passes away at 81


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Lilia Cuntapay, who is dubbed as the “Horror Queen” of Philippine Cinema, has passed away today at her son Gilmore Cuntapay’s home in Brgy. Tartarabang, Pinili, Ilocos Norte.

It was around 6 in the morning when she was pronounced dead, her grandchild Elma Cuntapay-Daet confirmed with ABS-CBN News

Lilia was last seen on TV Patrol when she asked for financial aid to be able to pay her medical bills. She had a spinal cord problem, which made her unable to walk and work. She said that it started since July.

The actress was featured in several horror films and series such as “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Okatokat” and “Wansapanataym.” Her role as Lola Aunor in Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil first teleserye “Forevermore” was much talked about because of her love team with Nonong De Andres aka Banky.

She got the award for Best Actress at the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival when she starred in the movie “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay" which was directed by Antoinette Jadaone.