Jaya's mom, Elizabeth Ramsey passed away. She was the Philippines' Queen of Rock &…
The Philippine showbiz has just lost Elizabeth Ramsey, a great singer-comedienne. She was the Philippines’ “Queen of Rock and Roll” and “Original Queen of Comedy.”
She passed away in her sleep, on October 8th.
This was announced by her daughter, Jaya (aka Asia’s Queen of Soul) via Facebook:
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.
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.
— Jaya Ramsey Oct 8, 2015
Elizabeth was no ordinary Filipino celebrity. She was respected in the industry, so her passing shocked a lot of celebrities.
Also, as people tweeted their condolences, Elizabeth Ramsey became a trending topic on Twitter.
Who is Elizabeth Ramsey?
Elizabeth Ramsey (December 3, 1931 – October 8, 2015) was a Filipina stand-up comedienne, singer and actress.
Known for her trademark Visayan-accented dialogues, which she performed in English or Tagalog, she is regarded as the country’s “Queen of Rock and Roll” and “Original Queen of Comedy”.
She rose to fame in 1958 after winning a singing contest in Student Canteen, the first noontime show on Philippine television.