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Family confirms: Renal disease cause of Noynoy Aquino’s death

Dwight de Leon
Family confirms: Renal disease cause of Noynoy Aquino’s death

Pinky Aquino-Abellada confirms to media the death of former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on June 24, 2021 at the Heritage Park in Taguig.

Rappler

The Aquino family says former president Noynoy Aquino died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday morning

The sisters of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III officially confirmed the passing of their brother on Thursday afternoon, June 24. 

In a statement read by Pinky Aquino-Abellada, the family revealed that Noynoy’s cause of death was renal disease secondary to diabetes.

Family confirms: Renal disease cause of Noynoy Aquino’s death

She said the former chief executive died peacefully in his sleep at 6:30 am on Thursday.

Facing members of the media, the family expressed gratitude to the former president’s supporters.

“Mission accomplished, Noy, be happy now with Dad and Mom,” Pinky said.

Noynoy, the son of democracy icons former president Cory Aquino and former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., first entered politics as a House representative for the 2nd district of Tarlac in 1998. 

He won a Senate seat in 2007, and was catapulted to the presidency in 2010.

News of Aquino’s death first broke around 9 am on Thursday. — Rappler.com

Dwight de Leon

Dwight de Leon is a multimedia reporter who covers local government units and the Commission on Elections for Rappler.