Former President Corazon Aquino died of cardio-repiratory arrest at exactly 3:18am August 1, 2009 at Makati Medical Center. Her son Noynoy Aquino read a statement at around 5am outside the hospital:
"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m., August 1, 2009, of cardio-respiratory arrest. “She would have wanted to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers and your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country. “Hinihiling po ng aming pamilya ang kaunting panahon para makasama namin ang aming mahal na ina.
“Later today, we will be announcing further details of her wake para sa lahat ng ating mga minamahal na kababayan na nais magbigay ng respeto sa aming ina. Maraming salamat po.”She was diagnosed of stage 4 colon cancer on March 2008. She died at the age of 76, her body lies at Heritage Park.