A report that Former Cabinet Secretary Appointee Gina Lopez has passed away has been making its rounds around gossip circles and social media chatboxes. The rumor is based on the health issues Lopez admitted to last month and the gossip was solidified by an online article by lifestyle publication Town&Country Philippines.
Town&Country has since taken down its article.
The ABs-CBN Foundation released a statement saying that the morbid news is nothing but fake.
“No. Gina Lopez is still alive,” said the Foundation.
Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez posted a video on Facebook last month where she discussed how she was “having health challenges”. Lopez said she “found a blessing” in her health struggles.
The same video featured Gary Valenciano, who was serenading Lopez with a Christian song.
“This is Gary singing to me… He is suuuuuch a beautiful person. Like such a beautiful person!!!! It’s amazing how he hasn’t been pulled off center by being in showbiz. He continues to be authentic. It helps that he is surrounded by similarly authentic people… Anyway enjoy!” said Lopez’ post.
Hopefully, this morbid rumor will be cleared soon.