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Award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose died of heart attack

Jaclyn Jose, veteran actress and beloved figure in Philippine cinema, passed away on Saturday, March 2, at the age of 60. Her daughter, Andi Eigenmann, confirmed the news and shared a heartfelt statement on behalf of their family. The actress, known for her remarkable talent and contributions to the industry, suffered a heart attack, according to the family’s announcement.

In an emotional moment, Andi, accompanied by her brother Gabby Eigenmann, expressed their deep sorrow as she read the family’s statement. She referred to her mother by her birth name, Mary Jane Guck, and revealed that Jaclyn Jose had succumbed to a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack.

Andi took a moment to thank those who had offered their prayers and condolences during this difficult time. She requested respect and privacy for their family as they grieve the loss of their beloved mother. Andi acknowledged her mother’s enduring legacy, which will live on through her work, her children, grandchildren, and the countless lives she touched. Jaclyn Jose’s life itself was her greatest masterpiece, Andi added.

PPL Entertainment Inc., the talent management company representing Jaclyn Jose, confirmed her passing. They echoed the family’s request for prayers and respect as they navigate these challenging times and mourn her loss.

Following the announcement, numerous colleagues and friends from the entertainment industry paid tribute to Jaclyn Jose. Actress Kylie Padilla shared a heartfelt photo of the two of them hugging on Instagram, expressing her deep sorrow at the loss. Gardo Versoza also posted a photo, reminiscing about their friendship and expressing his love for the late actress. Ice Seguerra took to Instagram to thank Jaclyn Jose for her support and kindness, describing her loss as a significant blow to the entire industry. Gladys Reyes, another actress, paid tribute to Jaclyn Jose, reminiscing about their shared experiences in the industry and emphasizing the void left by her departure.

Jaclyn Jose leaves behind an indelible mark on Philippine cinema. She was one of the most respected and acclaimed actresses in the country, receiving numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. In 2016, she made history as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her remarkable performance in Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” a socio-political drama. Her outstanding achievement was recognized at the Ani ng Dangal ceremony in 2017 by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

In 2023, Jaclyn Jose was honored with the Movie Icon Award by The Entertainment Editors’ Choice (The Eddys) of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors. Her contributions to television were also notable, with notable roles in soap operas such as “Familia Zaragoza” and “Mula Sa Puso.” Her final appearance was in FPJ’s “Batang Quiapo” on ABS-CBN, where she portrayed the character of Jail Chief Supt./BGen. Dolores Espinas.

Jaclyn Jose’s passing is a profound loss for the Philippine entertainment industry. Her talent, dedication, and impact on the artistic landscape will be remembered and celebrated for years to come. As the industry mourns the loss of this extraordinary actress, the memories of her exceptional performances and her enduring legacy will forever remain in the hearts of her fans and colleagues. (Isabel Almonte)