Jun 7, 2010

Newly Elected Edward Dela Cruz dies in vehicular accident

Edward dela Cruz, the younger brother of actress Angelika dela Cruz, died in a vehicular accident on June 7. He was 28.

An online report said the accident occured in the San Simon section of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Apparently, Edward’s Nissan Urvan was hit from behind by a truck. Another vehicle, a Kia Besta, was also rear-ended by the same truck.

The Besta’s driver and a teenage passenger were hurt and rushed to the hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga. However, Edward had been killed instantly—reportedly dead on arrival when brought to the nearest hospital.

Tracy Baky, Angelika’s road manager, told Bulletin Entertainment that as of 2:40 p.m. today, the actress was “still in Pampanga… para kunin ‘yung body.”

Reports have it that upon learning of the accident, Angelika asked Tracy to cancel schedules for the day including a scheduled taping for GMA-7’s “Pilyang Kerubin.”

Tracy noted that they had done a text brigade with Angelika and her whole family extending their gratitude to those who have called in with their condolences. “However, she is asking a big favor, especially to her friends in the media, to please spare [them] this day.”

The road manager said that, eventually, Angelika and her family would be able to make a proper statement.

Edward had, at one point, tried his hand at entering the entertainment business via a all-male vocal group called Freshmen. They had a minor hit in the early 2000 called “Trip Mo Ba,” a theme song from the movie, “Trip.” The group had released several albums and had even performed in Japan.

According to Baky, Edward won as councilor in the recent 2010 national elections. Edward’s remains would most likely be brought back to Malabon for the wake, although the exact location has yet to be confirmed. source


1 comment:

Tita Beng said...

This is sad for the family of Angelika!

Missed coming here, Beng!