Elizabeth Ramsey dies at 83

Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey, who was dubbed the country’s “Queen of Rock and Roll,” passed away on Thursday. She was 83.

The sad news was confirmed by her daughter Jaya via a Facebook post.

In her personal account, Jaya said: “Mama Beth is now with our Lord… 83 years has been full. Love and laughter, she has given not just our family but the whole nation.”

Just last August, Ramsey was rushed to the Philippine Heart Center after she suffered a stroke.

In her post, Jaya thanked those who have been praying for her mother.

“Thank you for your love and prayers and I rejoice because she passes in her sleep. In peace. In God’s loving arms. Bye mama, until we meet again. I love you forever. Thank you Jesus,” she said.

Ramsey got her biggest break in showbiz when she joined the singing contest of the noontime show “Student Canteen” when she was just a teenager.

After winning the contest, Ramsey became a performer at the Manila Grand Opera House. She then transferred to the Clover, where she worked with some of the country’s top comedians at the time like Aruray, Balot and Casmot. (MNS)

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