'Queen of Kundiman' Sylvia La Torre dies at 89  | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Queen of Kundiman’ Sylvia La Torre dies at 89 

/ 09:47 AM December 02, 2022

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MANILA, Philippines — The  Philippines’ Queen of Kundiman, singer and actress Sylvia La Torre passed away Thursday morning.

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She was 89. 

La Torre’s granddaughter Anna Maria Perez de Tagle confirmed the icon’s passing in a social media post. 

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RIP to my grandmother, Ms. Sylvia La Torre Perez de Tagle.- First Lady of Philippine Television, Queen of Kundiman and…

Posted by Anna Maria Perez de Tagle on Thursday, December 1, 2022

She said her grandmother ”died peacefully in her sleep on December 1st at 7:02 am”. 

“[Rest in peace] to my grandmother, Ms. Sylvia La Torre Perez de Tagle.- First Lady of Philippine Television, Queen of Kundiman and Tandang Sora Awardee, devoted wife of Dr. Celso Perez de Tagle, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, caring auntie, and affectionate friend,” Anna Maria said.

“Gone too soon but always in our hearts. Your song has ended, but your melody will linger on,” the icon’s grand daughter added.

La Torre was known for her ballads such as “Maalala Mo Kaya” and “Waray-waray.”

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She also appeared in movies such as “Jack & Jill” and “Yantok Mindoro.” 

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