After birth comes death for Jennylyn Mercado's family.
Mr. Rogelio Veloso Mercado, Jennylyn Mercado's "foster" father, died of diabetes complications at United Doctors Medical Center Hospital on August 19.
Tatay Roger is the husband of Nanay Lydia Mercado who raised the young actress when she was abandoned by her biological parents.
Jennylyn gave birth last August 16 and Tatay Roger had the opportunity to see his grandson before he passed away.
His remain lies now at the Funeraria Pilipinas in Zapote Road, Las Pi�as and is scheduled for cremation on Saturday, August 23.
Tatay Roger was 69 years old.