Maria Cordero's husband of 21 years passes away

Heidi Hsia
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6 Nov – Hong Kong TV personality Maria Cordero sadly shared that her husband of 21 years, Rick da Silva, has passed away.

The actress shared the sad news in the wee morning of 5 November on social media with a photo of her husband, writing, "My love, my man, RIP. See you in heaven."

Rick had been battling terminal lung adenocarcinoma (cancer) since 2017, and that the couple had forked out more than HKD 6 million throughout the years to pay for his medical expenses.

It was just in August this year that Rick was hospitalised yet again for pneumonia and a blockage in his blood vessel.

Speaking about her husband's passing, Maria stated that she was with Rick the morning prior when he had trouble breathing and was rushed to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1.03am.

Worried about her condition following the tragic loss, the family will be taking care of Rick's funeral arrangements.

Rick, a Portuguese engineer, was Maria's second husband following her failed marriage in 1989.

(Photo Source: Maria Cordero Facebook)