Sad news greets Iza on birthday

Posted at 08/12/14 3:02 PM

Iza Calzado. File Photo.

MANILA -- It should have been a happy occasion for actress Iza Calzado, who turned 32 on Tuesday.

Instead, the "Hawak Kamay" actress woke up on her birthday with the sad news that veteran US actor, Robin Williams, who is one of her idols, was found dead in an apparent suicide inside his home in California.

In her official Instagram account, Calzado asked her followers to pray for Williams.

"Rest in Peace Robin Williams. I would like to take a moment of silence from all the joyful things that surround my birthday to pray for one of my idols in the movie industry. It breaks my heart to hear of his demise and to know that it is around my birthday makes it even worse. I pray that you no longer feel the pain or sadness you once had so much trouble dealing with. There is a special place in Heaven for people like you, I hope you finally find peace. I never knew you but I always admired you. P.s. You may meet my mom somewhere there, please make her laugh for me!," Calzado wrote in the caption.