FILA CEO found dead at luxury 5-star hotel

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The CEO of sportswear brand FILA Philippines was found dead in her hotel room in Singapore on Saturday, with her family confirming the news on Facebook on Monday.

Maricris Abad Santos Albert, better known as Cris Albert, was staying at The Fullerton Bay Hotel for business when police were called to her room at about 1:05 am, it's been reported.

The mum-of-two was found lying motionless at the scene and pronounced dead by a paramedic. She was 52 years old.

The reason for her death has not been disclosed however police are investigating what they believe was an "unnatural death", according to reports.

Maricris Abad Santos Albert CEO and President of FILA Phillippines headhsot and wearing FILA t shirt on stairs
Cris Albert was staying at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore where her body was found 'motionless.' Source: FILA/Instagram

FILA Philippines confirmed the businesswoman's "untimely passing" in a Facebook post with a message from the family.

"Her family appeals to everyone to respect their privacy as they grieve in this time of immense loss," it said. "Details of her wake will be shared soon."

The post was signed off by the Abad Santos and Albert families.

Ms Albert's sister, actress Ana Abad Santos, posted a similar message on Instagram with the caption, "I love you Ats #crisalbert #lovee"

Ms Albert loved by Filipino community

FILA shop front with person walking past
Maricris Abad Santos Albert, 52, was the CEO and President of FILA Phillippines since 2007. Source: FILA/Instagram

The businesswoman is a prominent figure in the Filipino community and grew up immersed in the fashion industry.

According to the FILA website, her mother, Wanda Louwallien, was a former supermodel and show choreographer, with Ms Albert frequenting runway shows.

Ms Albert joined FILA as a marketing manager in 1992 and eventually became company president in 2007.

The mother of two was also the president of Isport Life and Athlete's Gym & Dive, and the founder of MA Holdings.

Ms Albert is survived by her husband Butch, who also works for FILA, and their children Carlo and Isabella.

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