Fans of Encantadia will soon grieve the loss of a Sang'gre.
A photo leaked online shows the death of Sang'gre Amihan, played by Kylie Padilla.
The GMA-7 actress has recently been revealed to be pregnant and engaged to fellow Kapuso actor Aljur Abrenica.
In the photo, it can be seen that Amihan being laid to rest while her sisters Pirena (Glaiza de Castro), Alena (Gabbi Garcia), and Danaya (Sanya Lopez) look on.
Lira (Mikee Quintos), Amihan's daughter, can also be seen looking at her mother.
The said photo still had a green screen background, indicating that it was just shot and no special effects have been added yet.
The creators and production staff of Encantadia reacted strongly to the release of the behind-the-scenes picture.
Headwriter Suzette Doctolero took to Twitter to tell the person who leaked the photo: "Re: nagpakalat ng picture na spoiler...
"Parang gusto kong bumulong gaya ni Bilog 'memetey ka na sana, memetey ka na!' Charing!"
Re: nagpakalat ng picture na spoiler...Parang gusto kong bumulong gaya ni Bilog "memetey ka na sana, memetey ka na!" Charing!— Suzette Doctolero (@SuziDoctolero) January 24, 2017
She promised about the epic telefantasya: "Madaming twist."
Madaming twist.— Suzette Doctolero (@SuziDoctolero) January 24, 2017
One Amihan fan questioned Suzette and the decisions of the production staff regarding their handling of this situation.
The user with the handle @jk_haraAmihan asked: "@SuziDoctolero will it make more than 72k viewers and supporters happy? Because if not, thanks na lang po #ParaKayAmihan"
Suzette took notice of the tweet and answered the netizen: "Ay wag po ako, di ko po kasalanan at ginusto ang nangyari."
@jk_haraAmihan ay wag po ako, di ko po kasalanan at ginusto ang nangyari.— Suzette Doctolero (@SuziDoctolero) January 24, 2017
Fans of Kylie and Ruru Madrid (who is cast as Ybrahim) have been demanding for Kylie to stay in the series. They point out that Kylie can make use of doubles so that she can remain on the show.
Kylie and Ruru's love team, which was dubbed as YbraMihan, already gained a strong fanbase.
However, Suzette just replied by posting, "Maawa po tayo sa kanya, exhausting ang work."
The Encantadia creator also dropped a cliffhanger regarding future events on the telefantasya.
She revealed, "Trivia 101. Orginally, walang Devas. No spiritual realm.
"Pero back in 2005, when we killed Pirena/Alena naghuramentado ang mga fans so..."
Trivia 101. Orginally, walang Devas. No spiritual realm. Pero back in 2005, when we killed Pirena/Alena naghuramentado ang mga fans so...— Suzette Doctolero (@SuziDoctolero) January 24, 2017
It was last weekend when Encantadia started airing teasers that a Sang'gre will be killed on the show.
Some were speculating that it could be Pirena since in the original series, the keeper of the fire gem experienced temporary death.
Some fans have been pointing out that it is Alena who will die since the character had a permanent death towards the end of the original series.
Amihan, the Queen of Lireo, has declared in previous episodes that she is willing to sacrifice her life for the sake of Encantadia.
Speculations that Amihan will die were intensified when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) first reported on January 22 that Kylie is pregnant.
The leaked photo of Amihan's death followed the announcement of Vidanes Celebrity Management that Kylie is already engaged to boyfriend Aljur Abrenica.
In the January 24 episode of the show, Cassiopea (Solenn Heussaff) saw in her vision that Amihan and Alena will die.
Cassiopea then asked Bathalang Emre as to why two Sang'gres have to risk their lives.
In today's episode, January 25, Amihan is set to face Hagorn and his army of Hadezars.