MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Teenage actress Julia Buencamino, the daughter of veteran actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino, was found dead on Tuesday, July 7.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, Julia reportedly took her life after she was found not breathing at the family’s residence in Quezon City at around 8 pm. She was declared dead on arrival at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan.
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Radio station dzMM reported that Nonie told authorities not to pursue any investigation as they were convinced that their daughter had taken her own life.
Julia appeared in the show, Oh My G! starring Janella Salvador.
Appeal for privacy
In a statement released through talent manager Ricky Gallardo, Julia's family thanked those who conveyed their support at a time of "profound grief" and asked to be allowed to mourn the loss in private.
Here is the full statement:
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved daughter Julia Buencamino.
We would like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn her passing in private. We make this appeal for privacy also on behalf of those close to us, who wish to remember Julia and celebrate her life in peace and quiet.
We thank you for your love, understanding, and prayers of support during this time of profound grief. Julia led a beautiful and blessed life, and she will be fondly remembered and terribly missed by her family and friends.
The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has a depression and suicide prevention hotline to help those secretly suffering from depression. The numbers to call are 804-4673 and 0917-558-4673. Globe and TM subscribers may call the toll-free number 2919. More information is available on its website. It’s also on Twitter @NGFoundationPH and Facebook. – Rappler.com