Christopher de Leon's mother, veteran actress Lilia Dizon, passes away
Veteran actress Lilia Dizon passed away on Monday morning. She was 92 years old.
Her daughter Toni Abad confirmed the unfortunate news on her Facebook page on Monday morning.
"The angels are rejoicing! Mom is now worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ not by faith, but by sight. She is now with our father God in heaven. No more pain, no more tears, no more suffering, She left us at exactly 8:20 this morning," Toni wrote on Facebook.
"I’m posting this with much sorrow because I will miss her. I love you Mom! Rest In Peace in the hands of our creator," she added.
Days before her death, Toni posted a video of her mother's best friend Delia, sending Lilia good vibes.
Toni also posted several video messages for her mother which were sent by actors and personalities including Vilma Santos, Ronaldo Valdez, Edgar Mortiz, Tirso Cruz, Ricky Davao, and Bibeth Orteza among others.
Lilia starred in several films since the 1950's. She was the wife of LVN Pictures actor Gil de Leon, with whom she has three children Pinky de Leon, Christopher de Leon and Melissa de Leon.
She has two daughters with her second husband Antonio Abad Toni and Corrie Abad.
You are light and a beacon of hope and source of inspiration in everything that I do, I take so much pride in telling everyone that you are such a great mother to me and grandmother to my children and a loving mother-in-law to Paolo. I pray that we keep you in utmost comfort as you battle it out Mom. You do everything with so much dignity, you leave me completely speechless when you go through tough times yet your spirit is still so strong. I know that you always tell us that it’s because of your love for Jesus Christ that you find peace amid your darkest hours. So I pray that as we celebrate Mother’s day this weekend, that you find solace in knowing that we your children and your grandchildren are always here for you. Let’s celebrate your life in your room with your favorite music and stories through your IPAD and talk to everyone you love, because as they say love has no limits and knows no boundaries; I love you with all my heart Mommy, I promise to take care of you and be here for you always! Happy Mother’s Day Ms. Lilia Dizon, for me you are still stunning as you were in this photo, LOVE ?? you Mommy. #happymothersday Philippine #moviestar #lvnpictures #lvnstudio #decada50s #asiasbestactress #bestactress #mymomrocks?? #cancersucks #findacureforcancer @sgt.pepper8 @melissadeleonj @i_am_mister_a @kingsymons @ciaoysabella @deleonpinky @ms.lotlotdeleon @rigojoseph_ @renzo.joseph @matet___ @mariadeleonofficial @micadl @rebeccadeleonjoseph @thomasdlaguirre @tonyboylejano @meeshkuper @sandy_andolong_de_leon @i_am_mister_a @kristofferiandeleon @tonyboylejano @pattiblejano @corisanders @stella.sanderss
Had to take a photo of Mom when she arrived at home. She was finally able to celebrate her birthday with all her friends and contemporaries in showbiz. At 89 she is still looking mighty fine! Love her entire look and the way the new girl in her salon blow dried her hair. ♥?#mommymakeover #mommyandme #liliadizon
Our condolences to the family. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News