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Multi-awarded actress Jaclyn Jose passes away at 59

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Renowned Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose, celebrated for her performances on both the big and small screen, has passed on today. She was 59. 

The cause of her death has not been made public at this time.

Born Mary Jane Santa Ana Guck on October 21, 1964, Jose left behind a remarkable legacy marked by exceptional talent and numerous accolades. 

Jose launched her film career in 1984, starring in dramas like “Chicas” and “Private Show.” Her talent was quickly recognized, leading to early nominations at prestigious award ceremonies such as the FAMAS Awards.

Over the years, Jose solidified her position as one of the Philippines’ most prominent actresses, starring in iconic films like “White Slavery” directed by the legendary Lino Brocka. Her contributions to the industry were consistently acknowledged through numerous Gawad Urian and Luna Awards, among others.

Beyond the big screen, Jose also made a significant impact on television, appearing in popular series like “Mula Sa Puso” and “Nagsimula sa Puso.”

In 2016, Jose made history for Philippine cinema by winning the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her portrayal of a resilient matriarch in Brillante Mendoza’s acclaimed film “Ma’ Rosa.” In 2023, she received the Movie Icon Award from The Eddys.

Jose is survived by her children, Andi Eigenmann and Gwen Garimond Ilagan Guck.

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