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PBA: Ely Capacio, 58

Former PBA coach and player Eliezer “Ely” Capacio passed away early Sunday hours after suffering a massive stroke. He was 58.

“It is with greatest regret that my brother, Ely Capacio, left us this morning… Thank you for your continued prayers,” said younger brother, Glenn Capacio, in a text message.

Capacio’s remains lie in state at the Manila Memorial in Sucat, Parañaque.

Internment will be on Thursday afternoon.

He won a title as Purefoods coach in the 1991 All-Filipino Cup against Sarsi, 3-2, in the best-of-five finals.

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud expressed his condolences to Capacio’s family, saying in a Twitter message posted by @pbaconnect: “Ely, you will be missed. Your PBA family condoles with your wife Vickey and your children on your passing. You have touched and enriched our lives as a great basketball player, coach, corporate executive and former chairman of the PBA Board of Governors. Join our Creator in peace. Farewell, our dear friend.”