Liezl Martinez Die from Cancer

March 14, 2015

Liezl Martinez for Marc Coblen watch

Liezl Martinez for Marc Coblen timepieces

Liezl Martinez died this morning after a long bout with breast cancer. Liezl Martinez is the only child of movie legend Amalia Fuentes and the wife of multi-awarded actor Albert Martinez. Ms. Fuentes confirmed that Liezl Sumilang Martinez died at around 6:15 a.m. today. She was 47 years old. Her wake will be at Heritage Park Chapels and Crematory in Taguig City.

Liezl Martinez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She recovered from it, but in 2011, her breast cancer has metastasized and she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Aside from being an actress and despite her condition, Liezl Martinez also works for the government. She sits as one of the members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). She is also the brand ambassador for Marc Coblen, the Dutch timepiece brand, who choose the Philippines as its jump-start in its global breast cancer awareness campaign last year.

Liezl Martinez has three children: Alyanna, Alfonso and Alissa, with husband Albert Martinez and they were married for three decades now.

Days ago, her condition was the subject of blind items and the gossip mongers even maliciously branded Liezl’s husband Albert Martinez of wantonly grabbing showbiz projects left and right in order for them to afford Liezl’s expensive medication and hospital bills.