The Philippine entertainment industry has lost one of its greatest talents today, March 24, 2018. Veteran actress and scriptwriter Mely “Miss Tapia” Tagasa passed away this midnight at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center after she was reported to have suffered from stroke days before she passed away.
The 82-year-old “Iskul Bukol” actress’ daughter, Gina Marissa Tagasa, publicized the heart-wrenching news via her Facebook account.
Days before the actress passed away, Gina gave an update on her mother’s deteriorating condition on her Facebook post. According to the post, the actress was “weaned off her respirator.” The post reads:
“It was a tough and painful decision to make since she has been quite dependent on this machine. She is still in comatose stage but displays some pain and discomfort as she slightly jerks and squirms because of the intubation. (Ok, doctors say it’s just her ‘reflexes’). She now breathes with the help of an oxygen tank. We continue to monitor her condition–her vital signs fluctuate every hour so I can’t say everything is OK.”
She also revealed that her family accepts whatever fate there may be for her “mommy.”
“If He wills her to continue enjoying a quality life at 83, then a miracle is bound to happen. If He decides to take Mommy home with Him, Eternal Life in Heaven awaits. We accept. Our Faith will see us through.”
As per PEP, Mely Tagasa was last seen before the public when she received her Walk of Fame star that transpired November last year.
May you rest in peace, our dearest Miss Tapia.
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