Elizabeth Ramsey, Filipino Comedian, Dead at 83


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Elizabeth Ramsey, a comedic legend in the Philippines, has died.

She was 83.

Her daughter, singer Jaya Ramsey, announced her death in a Facebook post:

"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."

She later added,

"Thank you for the music and laughters you've shared with us through the years. Your "Waray-Waray" song will keep us reminding how funny you are. You will forever be missed and will never be replaced!!! We love you very much Mama Beth!!!"

Ramsey reportedly died in her sleep from a hyperglycemic attack.

A popular singer, comedian, and actress, Elizabeth Ramsey earned the title "Queen of Rock and Roll" in her native Philippines. She was knows for her racy bits and distinctive voice.