By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:56 AM March 30, 2021
Original Pilipino Music (OPM) veteran singer Claire dela Fuente passed away Tuesday due to cardiac arrest.
She was 62.
The sad news was confirmed by ABS-CBN showbiz reporter MJ Felipe in a tweet.
“Relatives of the singer confirmed her passing thru composer and music producer Jonathan Manalo who is close to the family,” Felipe said in his social media post.
Dela Fuente, Clarita Crisostomo Dela Fuente-De Guzman in real life, achieved celebrity status in the late 1970s with the jukebox hit “Sayang”.
She was dubbed “The Karen Carpenter of the Philippines” as her voice has a striking resemblance to that of the late singer.