On his personal Facebook account, jazz singer Richard Merk announced that his wife, Roni Tapia Merk, had passed away yesterday evening, September 23.
Merk expressed on social media how he will miss his wife, who he was married to for over 20 years. Together, the couple had one daughter named Maria Manna.
"MARAMI KAMING PINAGSAMAHAN. I WILL TERRIBLY HER," he wrote. "MY LOVE ENJOY THE COMPANY OF OUR DEAR CREATOR. MANNA AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE MY LOVE. ❤"
Roni was cremated today, September 23, at the Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City at 11 AM. A thanksgiving wake will take place tonight until Wednesday at the Santuario De San Antonio Parish, according to Richard.