Maria Cordero took to Facebook in the wee hours of Nov 5 morning to announce her husband Rick da Silva had passed away.
“My love, my man, RIP. See you in heaven,” the Hong Kong actress-singer wrote, accompanied by a photo of her and her husband.
The post received 61,000 reactions and 36,000 comments so far.
Cordero didn’t specify his cause of death.
Back in August, Cordero, 66, posted a video revealing that her husband had contracted pneumonia.
She also shared that da Silva had a pre-existing condition – lung adenocarcinoma, a type of lung cancer – which is made worse by the pneumonia.
“I nearly went crazy. Looking at how he’s suffering, I immediately got a headache.”
Cordero slept on the sofa in her husband’s ward for three weeks so she could care for him.
The couple have been married for 21 years.