Cherie Gil dies, Sid Lucero confirms

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Actress Cherie Gil passed away at 5 p.m. today, talent manager and Cherie’s friend Anabelle Rama posted on Instagram. Cherie was 59.

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“CHERIE GIL JUST PASSED AWAY AT 5PM TODAY PLEASE PRAY FOR HER,” Anabelle simply said.

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“RIP CHERIE GIL,” she said in another Instagram story.

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Her nephew, actor Sid Lucero, confirmed the sad news to GMA. Sid also posted tributes for Cherie on his Instagram.

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No cause of death or other details are available as of the moment.

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Last February, Gil debuted her shaved head on a magazine cover to mark her “rebirth.”

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In her interview with Mega, Cherie said she had to make sure that her mental, emotional and spiritual well-being are getting the priority.

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“I was getting tired of myself. And I was just so angry and unhappy, so I sold everything and packed up,” she said.

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She also revealed that she had therapy and counselling.

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In September 2014, Cherie’s brother, also an acclaimed actor, Mark Gil, succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver, stemming from cancer of the liver, aged 52.