Elaine Cuneta and KC Concepcion (MNS photo)

Elaine Cuneta and KC Concepcion (MNS photo)

Former beauty queen and actress Elaine Cuneta, the mother of veteran actress Sharon Cuneta, passed away on Wednesday. She was 79.

Granddaughter KC Concepcion broke the news on her Twitter account. She wrote: “Hi. I just lost the love of my life today. My Mita [Elaine] will forever be the BEST GRANDMA EVER. She will forever be with me. I love you, my Mita.”

According to Concepcion, her grandmother has been hospitalized for nearly two months and was set to undergo surgery today, November 6. The actress revealed that her grandmother had to be confined at the hospital’s intensive care unit.

“My grandma will forever be my inspiration. She loved life, gave us all beautiful adventures. She knew me more than I knew myself. #SuperLola,” Concepcion wrote shortly after her initial post.

Concepcion, who has been very vocal about her closeness to her grandmother, also shared a photo of her grandmother on her Instagram account with the caption: “I will miss you laughing this much, this way. I shared so many fun times with you that I will recreate forever. You are my sunshine, Mita.”

Concepcion credited the elder Cuneta as the reason she joined show business, knowing how she loves seeing her granddaughter perform, whether on stage or on TV.

Concepcion also shared that when she was still a young girl, her grandmother would always remind her to take care of her when she gets old. (MNS)