Pumanaw si Cherie dahil sa endometrial cancer, sa New York City, noong August 5, 2022.
Sa Instagram nitong nakaraang Martes, September 13, nag-post si Bianca ng selfie nila ng ina noong nabubuhay pa ito.
Ayon sa kanyang caption, hindi pa siya handang mag-post tungkol sa ina pero hindi niya alam kung magiging handa siya kailanman.
Mensahe ni Bianca, “my dearest mom
“I wanted to post when I was ready but I’m not sure i will be. So…
“I felt you today, guiding me with your lightness; easing my heart into love and compassion and straying away from negative thoughts.
Naramdaman din daw niyang nasa paligid lang ang ina at ang uncle niyang si Mark Gil, na pumanaw naman noong September 2014.
“I felt you in the sun. It didn’t rain, which felt rare. then in the laughter of my cousin as we sat sharing a juice. I could feel you and her dad, my uncle, smiling at us. It’s amazing how far we’ve come.”
Naalala pa raw ni Bianca ang pagiging adventurous ng ina, pati na ang tawa at ngiti nito.
Aniya, “I feel you now as I write this—with a few tears coming down my face as the American couple next to me laughs while doing a puzzle.
"I think of your adventurous spirit—your laugh, asking 'what’s the plan, Eigenmann!' and saying 'aaalright' when you were excited about what we came up with. wanting us to live life with joy and not taking things too seriously.
“it comes in waves but what puts me at ease is knowing the ease you’re feeling now that you are finally free—the true bohemian you always wanted to be.
“before you passed you told me to go, and so I’m going. with and for you.
“I love you I love you I love you
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Kasunod na ibinahagi ni Bianca ang pagmamahal ng ina sa farm nito sa Bukidnon.
Doon daw kasi sa nasabing farm nararamdaman ng ina ang kanyang totoong sarili.
Pahayag ni Bianca, “my mom loved bukidnon.
“she talked about how it made her feel closer to herself, her true self. the one that existed without the cameras and without expectation. I think, for my mom, she was always searching for peace and the closest she got to it was next to the people she loved on this farm.
“i started to wonder what my place looked like—where I feel closest to myself. when no one is looking, who am I? what are the elements that make up a person? are they rooted in dreams or in ease? are those mutually exclusive?
“I don’t have a lot of answers, mostly questions—but I’m alright with that. I like this video because it brings me joy. And I love my overalls because I love pink flowers. Sometimes I think it’s ok that it’s that easy.”
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Sa isang Instagram post, sinabi naman ng isa pang kapatid ni Cherie na si Michael de Mesa na nagsaboy rin sila ng abo ng aktres sa nasabing farm.