The children of Cherie Gil – Jay, Bianca, and Raphael — recently shared on social media photos of them with their late mom.
“I love you so much mom (heart emoji),” Jay wrote, posting a photo of Cherie and the family’s official statement about the latter’s untimely passing recently.
He also uploaded a picture of them hugging each other via an Instagram story.
Jay is Cherie’s son with former partner, Leo Martinez.
Meanwhile, Bianca and Raphael, Cherie’s kids with ex-husband Rony Rogoff, also honored their mother with separate posts.
“I love you, mom. You did such a good job. I am so proud of you (heart emoji),” Bianca said.
Raphael penned: “Words cannot express my love for you, Momma. I’m so proud of you (heart emoji).”
He also flooded his Instagram story with their snaps.
One shows them with Cherie’s late brother, seasoned actor Mark Gil.
“So happy that you’re together again,” he said.
It was in 2014 when Mark died at the age of 52 after a two-year battle with liver cancer.
The three also released their official statement, extending sincerest gratitude to all who expressed concern for their mother during this difficult time.
According to them, the 59-year-old passed away “peacefully” in her sleep on August 5 after a “brave” battle against cancer.
“Cherie was diagnosed with a rare form of endometrial cancer in October of last year after deciding to relocate to New York City to be closer to her children. She then underwent treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York,” part of the statement read.
“It was her request that her diagnosis be kept private, and as a family, we supported her in this decision. Cherie fought bravely against her illness, with grace and strength. Despite her struggles, she always managed to exude courage and never lost her trademark sass, wit, and infectious humor, or her larger-than-life personality. She spent her last days surrounded by family and loved ones,” they added.
The family related that while they are “deeply saddened” by their loss and still mourning Cherie’s passing, they are “incredibly moved” by the outpouring of “love” and “support” for her and their family, pointing out how it’s an evidence of just how many lives the veteran actress touched.
“If you have any photos, videos, memories, messages or regards, please send them to [email protected] so we can view them in our own privately in the spirit of her original wishes, while also celebrating her life, work and legacy,” they requested.
Then, they ended the statement with: “In the end, there are no words – only love. Cherie lived with all her heart.”