At 11 p.m. Philippine Standard Time, which is five hours ahead of Qatar Time, on November 4, 2017, Isabel Granada was declared dead. She passed away at the Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar.
Isabel’s ex-husband Jericho Aguas posted on his Facebook account his parting message to Isabel:
“Malaki ang naging parte mo sa aking buhay…Binigyan mo ako ng isang gwapo’t matalinong anak. Makulay ang 14 [years] nating pagsasama…Sa lahat…mula sa aking puso’t kaluluwa...maraming maraming salamat…pahinga ka na…paalam, Isa…mahal na mahal ka namin.”
Isabel’s cousin Joseph Rivera confirmed the news through his Facebook account by posting an official statement from Isabel’s husband, Arnel Principe-Cowley. The post reads:
“OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF ARNEL COWLEY: It is with great sadness that my wife Isabel Granada has peacefully passed here in Doha, Qatar. She has been a fantastic wife, mother, and daughter. She always did her best in everything she did, whether it be in front of a camera or sports. I would also like to take this time to thank the Filipino community in Doha for giving their full support throughout this difficult time for myself and the family. Baby…wherever you might be...just always remember that I LOVE YOU. And I miss you very much.”
Joseph himself posted his own message, confirming the time of death of the actress:
“It is with great sadness and grief that my cousin Isabel Granada peacefully joined our creator at 18:00 [Qatar Time on November 4, 2017]. For me she was more than just a celebrity; [she was] a National Artist. Cuz, I’m devastated that you had to go so soon despite us just reconnecting [with] our family just [recently]. I will miss you so dearly. We would like to request everyone’s continued prayers for Isabel and for us family at this challenging moment. Maraming salamat po.”
On October 24, 2017, Isabel collapsed while on a business trip in Doha, Qatar. The following day, Joseph released through his Facebook account Arnel’s official statement regarding the incident. The statement reads: “She suffered from a brain hemorrhage which indicates aneurysm [which] in turn affected her heart.”
In a report by GMA News Online published today, November 5, Arnel revealed that Isabel was declared brain dead by doctors on October 27. He also said that Isabel’s remains will be brought to the Philippines on Wednesday, November 8.
Isabel is survived by her mother, Isabel Villarama, her husband, Arnel Principe-Cowley, and her son (with ex-husband Jericho), Hubert Thomas Jericho Granada Aguas.