Former beauty queen-turned-activist Maita Gomez dies of heart attack

A reliable source has informed SPOT.ph that Maita Gomez, who was Miss Philippines World 1967, has died of a heart attack.

(SPOT.ph) A reliable source has informed SPOT.ph that Maita Gomez, who was Miss Philippines World 1967, died of a heart attack on Thursday, July 12. She was 64 years old. Her beauty queen status aside, Gomez was best known for being an activist during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos.

 

An ABS-CBNNews.com report notes that Gomez was once married to folk singer Heber Bartolome, with whom she had two children. She is also the mother of Melissa Perez Rubio, who, like her, became a beauty queen.

 

Note: This is a developing story and we shall be adding more details as more information is made available.

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