Jaclyn Jose dies of heart attack

Mark Ernest Villeza - The Philippine Star
Jaclyn Jose dies of heart attack
Jaclyn Jose
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — The family of Jaclyn Jose expressed belief yesterday that there was no foul play in the death of the award-winning actress, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

Andi Eigenmann, daughter of Jose with the late actor Mark Gil, confirmed that she passed away due to a heart attack.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the untimely passing of my nanay, Mary Jane Guck, popularly known as Jaclyn Jose, at the age of 60 on the morning of March 2 due to myocardial infarction,” Eigenmann said at a press conference.

Jose was found dead at her house in Quezon City on Sunday.

“The family is asking for privacy. They believe that there is no foul play in her death. We are sympathizing with her family and friends,” PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo told reporters.

The death of Jose was confirmed by her talent agency, PPL Entertainment.

Jose earned recognition from different award-giving bodies. She won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 for her role in Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa.”

The Senate extended its “deepest… sincerest condolences” to the family of Jose.

“At the proper time, we will pass a resolution honoring her contributions in the entertainment industry,” Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said. — Cecille Suerte Felipe

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