Earlier this month, singer Geneva Cruz revealed on social media that her mother Marilyn Cruz had been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The 45-year-old singer also helped raised funds for her mom’s medical needs with an online performance last April 11.
One week later, Geneva was hopeful in her update that her mom was not in critical care anymore. But in the afternoon of April 19, Monday, she posted that her mom had passed away due to the virus.
She shared a black and white photo of her mom Marilyn with the caption, “With hearts broken and full of sorrow, our family would like to let you know that our Mom and Grandmother, Marilyn Cruz (@lynne_bunso), is now in heaven. We will forever remember each of you who prayed and helped in whatever way that you can. She is gone too soon, and no one can ever replace her in our hearts. See you on the other side, mama... “
Geneva is a multi-awarded singer who was first discovered by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab who formed the teen singing group Smokey Mountain which was first formed in 1989. She is most known for their hit OPM songs, “Anak Ng Pasig” and “Kailan.”