Penélope Cruz is mourning after her father died. As soon as the actress learned that her father, Eduardo, had died at age 62, Cruz immediately changed her plans to fly home, reported People.
Eduardo, who had four children, experienced a heart attack in Spain. Cruz resided there with Carmen Moreno, who was his second wife.
Immersed in working with director Ben Stiller on the comedy Zoolander 2, both Penelope and her sister Monica, who also is an actress, headed to Spain.
Cruz’s father experienced heart concerns in 2012. Penélope and her dad were bonded, and they even attended film premieres together. He also enjoyed touring the movie set for Ma Ma when she was filming.
Carmen and Eduardo have one child, Salma, who is 3. He was previously married to Encarna Sanchez, with whom he had a son and two daughters.
Cruz’s father died without any recent reported heart problems, according to the New York Daily News.
Eduardo and Carmen owned a beauty salon in La Manga, and Penelope is expected to arrive soon in that town. Cruz is his oldest child. In addition to her TV actress sister Monica, Penelope has a younger brother.
Appearing in public for the first time since Cruz learned that her father had died, the actress was with Monica, her husband (Javier Bardem), and friend Goya Toledo in Madrid, reported the Daily Mail.
Prior to his death, a medical team rushed to Eduardo’s house in the early morning hours. But they were unable to resuscitate Cruz’s father.
Previous medical problems had included a stay in a hospital in 2004 as a result of angina. Penelope’s dad also had to visit hospitals in 2008 and 2012 as a result of his heart condition.
Cruz previously discussed how much she values family.
“You need to have time for your own life and as a mother that changes even more. Family is the most important thing for me… and if you have children you want to raise them yourself,” declared Penelope in revealing why she reduced her work hours.
As the Inquisitr reported, Mayim Bialik recently mourned the death of her own father.
“For those of you who have lost a parent, you know how I feel. You tell me you do. For those of you who have lost someone else you were close to, you also tell me you know how I feel. But you don’t. Because you’re not me losing my Abba,” grieved the Big Bang Theory actress.
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