Rio Diaz Biography
Rio Díaz was born Rosario Aspillera Díaz on 14 August 1959 and died on 4 October 2004. she was a Filipino beauty queen, television presenter, actress, and politician. The sister of former Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Díaz, she was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and died in the United States in 2004. She was an aunt of Georgina Wilson, through another sister Aurora who is Wilson’s mother.
Born in Manila, Díaz was the youngest of twelve children born to Jaime Díaz and Teresa Aspillera. A ramp and commercial model, she was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas in 1977 and won Fourth Runner-up in the Miss Asia Pageant that same year.
Rio Diaz Age
Rio Diaz was 45 years old when she died.born and died on (14 August 1959 – 4 October 2004).
Rio Diaz Husband
Díaz began a relationship with musician Hajji Alejandro, and together they emigrated to Los Angeles, California, where they operated a small restaurant along Melrose Avenue.
After separating from Alejandro, Díaz returned to the Philippines and resumed her career in entertainment. She co-hosted Eat Bulaga in 1991 and stayed for a couple of years before meeting Charlie Cojuangco on a blind date in 1993 and marrying him the following year.
Rio Diaz Daughter
Rio Diaz daughter is Claudia Diaz Cojuangco.
Rio Diaz Children
Diaz children include Ali Cojuangco, Claudia Di Cojuangco and aime Diaz Cojuangco.
Rio Diaz Death
In December 1998, her American doctors informed her of a small growth in her left abdomen. After a six-hour surgery, they found a malignant tumor in its fourth stage, and Díaz was given three months to live.
Diaz underwent another operation and received chemotherapy for three months. In 1999, Dr. George Fisher a Stanford oncologist declared she had been cured. When the cancer cells returned in May 2000, Rio traveled back to Stanford for an eight-hour surgical procedure and another round of chemotherapy sessions.
Díaz stopped the sessions in 2002, citing her body’s inability to cope further, but her physicians later that year said she had no recourse but to continue treatment. Six years after the original diagnosis, Díaz died on 4 October 2004 at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California, at the age of 45.
Rio Diaz Politics
Diaz was elected vice-mayor of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental in the 1998 elections, while her husband won a seat in Congress. Díaz later became president of the vice-mayors’ league of Negros Occidental.
Rio Diaz Tv Shows & Movies
1. Tunay na Magkaibigan, Walang 2. Iwanan…Peksman (1994)
2. Sam & Miguel (Your Basura, No Problema) (1992) as Mila
3. Sísingilín Ko ng Dugo (1990)
4. Eat Bulaga! (1992-1998)
5. Sarap TV (1999)
6. Maalaala Mo Kaya, “Pictures”: The Rio Díaz-Cojuangco Story – as herself (in a part of her story; mostly played by Eula Valdez; 2003)