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Friends, family mourn Jaclyn Jose’s death

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Veteran actress Jaclyn Jose passed away on March 2 at her Quezon City residence. She was 60.

Jose’s daughter, Andi Eigenmann, confirmed the news in a press conference on Monday, stating the cause of death as myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack.

Eigenmann spoke fondly of her mother, highlighting her legacy through her work, family, and the countless lives she touched.

“Her undeniable legacy will definitely forever live on through her work, through her children, through her grandchildren, and the many lives she’s touched. She herself, her life itself was her greatest obra maestra,” Eigenmann said in a press conference on Monday.

Initial reports indicate that Jose, whose real name was Mary Jane Guck, became unresponsive to calls and messages from relatives, prompting a welfare check that discovered her lifeless at home. Her management, PPL Entertainment, expressed their condolences and requested privacy for the grieving families while promising further updates soon.

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Tributes poured in from actors, directors, and colleagues who had worked with Jose throughout her long and remarkable career. Many remembered her for her talent, professionalism, and kindness.

Actor Alden Richards, who worked with Jose in the historical series Illustrado, shared a photo of them on his Instagram.

“My heart aches like a son who lost his mom. You will be with me always. I love you, my Tita Jane,” he wrote.

Fellow actor John Arcilla also posted a photo of a younger Jose with the caption “Jane” and heartbroken emojis.

Gladys Reyes recalled how she first met the actress on the set of Lovingly Yours, Helen.

“We have shared so much. From when I was 9 years old in Lovingly Yours, Helen up to our latest movie Apag, you didn’t change,” penned Reyes.

Gardo Versoza and Ice Seguerra, who had a close relationship with the actress, also honored Jose through social media posts.

“I love you very much, Abe. It’s painful to say goodbye,” wrote Versoza.

“I still can’t believe it. Thank you very much for loving Liza [Diño]. You always supported her when she was at FDCP and defended her when she was no longer there. Thank you for your kindness. It’s really sad,” the singer stated.

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