Author and veteran journalist Beth Day Romulo, widow of former United Nations General Assembly president Carlos P. Romulo has died.
This was announced by her granddaughter, Maritina, last Friday on Facebook.
She was 98 years old.
Beth Day Romulo was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States on May 25, 1924.
She wrote regular columns and served before as an associate editor of the Manila Bulletin.
Mrs. Romulo also wrote numerous books, including Grizzlies in their Backyard and Inside the Palace: The Rise and Fall of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
“The Writer, the Lover and the Diplomat” was her last book where she documented her love story with Carlos P. Romulo, whom she married in 1957, was co-authored with fellow veteran journalist David Wyatt and was released in New York in 2015.
“I’m sad to announce the passing of a remarkable woman: Beth Day Romulo. She was 88 years old when we teamed up to co-write her life story,” Wyatt wrote in her Facebook post.
“She told me then she hoped to live long enough to see her life story in print. She was 91 when we finished writing the book. And she was able to read excerpts in person to a standing-room-only crowd at the first book launch in Manila. In her lifetime, Beth wrote 29 nonfiction books. She also wrote three columns a week on global affairs until she was well into her nineties.”
Memorial services will be announced on the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation’s website at http://www.romulofoundation.org.
“In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development (text +63 917 815 9826 for information),” the announcement on the Romulo Foundation website read. (Ismael Amigo/MTVN)