Ate Shawie, actress Sharon Cuneta’s famous impersonator, died at the age of 45.
Marvin Martinez, in real life, Ate Shawie passed away at 1 pm today due to liver cirrhosis “with complications,” according to her niece Ronnica Rollyn de Jesus.
“Bigla nalang siya nag-stop huminga (Suddenly, she stopped breathing),” Ronnica said.
Ronnica said Ate Shawie was admitted for a week at Chinese General Hospital before she was discharged. However, she was rushed to the hospital on Saturday.
“Hindi na siya pinayagan lumabas ng ospital kasi pababa na nang pababa [blood pressure] niya tapos hindi na siya nakakakilala, ’di na nakakapagsalita,” she said.
(She was not allowed to leave the hospital because her [blood pressure] was going down and she could no longer recognize, she could no longer speak.)
“Ang sabi ng doctor, do’n nalang hintayin na bawian siya ng buhay kasi kailangan pirmahan ’yung death certificate and ’yung time of death,” she added.
(The doctor said, just wait for her to lose her life because you have to sign the death certificate and the time of death.)
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Sharon Cuneta’s impersonator Ate Shawie dies at 45
The comedian’s family is asking for financial assistance for her funeral expenses because they have unsettled bill of over PHP60,000 at the hospital.
“Hindi po namin alam kung saan siya ibuburol—kung sa funeral parlor po or sa chapel po sa barangay,” Ronnica said.
(We don’t know where the wake will be — whether in the funeral parlor or in the barangay chapel.)
Early this month, Ate Shawie asked for help for her treatment and medication.
“Hindi na pala ako gagaling,” she said impersonator. Sharon Cuneta’s impersonator said her situation has gotten worse and added, “Lumabas man babalik ulit ospital walang wala na ako umaasa na lang ako s mga nagbbgay tulong skin… dko na yata kakayanin anu man mangyari konti na lang suko na ako.”
Interested donors may send donations to Ronnica Rollyn through her GCash account (09952397972) or to Justine D. Castro through BDO Unibank Inc. Savings (002470252578).