Local celebrities took to social media to mourn the death of former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, who passed away early Thursday, June 24, at the age of 61.
The former president, who is a known smoker, was rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City just hours before his death. His sister, actress-host Kris Aquino, was seen entering the hospital but did not give a statement to the press.
Former spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Aquino family will be releasing an official statement later Thursday.
Noynoy served as the 15th president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. He was the son of slain senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former Philippine president Corazon "Cory" Aquino.
Below are the messages of sympathy and prayers from local showbiz personalities such as Charo Santos, Liza Soberano, Janine Gutierrez, Ogie Alcasid, Enchong Dee, and Zsa Zsa Padilla.
Rest in peace PNoy 🙏🏼🤍— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) June 24, 2021
Rest in Peace, President Noynoy. Thank you for your service 🙏🏼— JANINE ✨ (@janinegutierrez) June 24, 2021
Salamat sa lahat ng serbisyo sa bayan, respito sa constitusyon ng Pilipinas, at respito sa kapwa Pilipino. Rest in Peace President Noy 💛🇵🇭— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) June 24, 2021
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Such a sad day. Rest in peace, former President Noynoy Aquino. Thank you for your service and love for our country. My sincerest condolences to the loved ones he leaves behind. 😔🙏🏽💔— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) June 24, 2021
Today is a sad day as we are all shocked by the untimely death of former President Noynoy Aquino. I am one with every Filipino as we grieve and mourn his unexpected death.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) June 24, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the Aquino Family. Godspeed PNoy and Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏
Noynoy is survived by his sisters Kris, Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, and Pinky Aquino-Abellada.