MANILA, Philippines — Stage Icon, thespian, actress, and philanthropist Celia Diaz Laurel handed away on the age of 93 on Monday evening.
Laurel’s passing was introduced on her official Fb account.
“Our star is house the place she rightfully belongs. It’s with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved CELIA DIAZ LAUREL yesterday, July 12, 2021 at 8:30 pm,” the publish acknowledged.
“Mrs. Laurel is survived by her youngsters Suzie, Lynnie, Cocoy, David, Larry, and Iwi,” it added.
Our star is house the place she rightfully belongs. 🙏It’s with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our…
Laurel was additionally the spouse of former Vice President Salvador Laurel and the mom of showbiz icons Victor and Iwi Laurel.
Aside from her legacy in theater performing, Laurel was additionally a set and costume designer on the Repertory Philippines.
She was also referred to as a painter, an advocate for the humanities, and a author.
Simply final Could, Laurel celebrated her 93rd birthday by launching a brand new e book, “My Lives Behind the Proscenium.”
Within the e book’s foreword, her colleague Pleasure Virata described Laurel as somebody who “by no means gave the impression to be flustered regardless of that she was doing 10 issues on the similar time for Rep … and will maintain calm within the typically stormy ambiance of a theater firm with a stormy chief.”
Laurel was born in Talisay, Negros Occidental, in 1928, the youngest of six youngsters born to Anselmo Sison Diaz and Concepcion Gonzalez Franco.