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Elizabeth Ramsey dies at 83

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Comedian and singer Elizabeth Ramsey has died, according to a Facebook status posted by Ramsey’s daughter Jaya. Although Jaya — also a musician — did not specify how her mother died, she said “I rejoice because she passes in her sleep.” She was 83.

Ramsey was born in and lived in the Philippines, where she broke through as a singer by appearing in a singing contest on the country’s Student Canteen in the late ’50s. Over the years, she became known as the Philippines’ Queen of Rock and Roll.

“Love and laughter, she has given not just our family but the whole nation,” Jaya said in her Facebook post announcing the news. “Bye mama, until we meet again, I love you forever.” See the full post below.