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How Did Sylvia La Torre Die? ‘Queen of Kundiman’ Cause of Death Explained

known as the ‘Queen of Kundiman' and ‘First Lady of Philippine Television' has passed away.

What Happened to Sylvia La Torre?

Philippines' MANILA- The “Queen of Kundiman” and renowned singer Sylvia La Torre passed away at the age of 89. Her granddaughter, the actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, announced her passing on Friday, December 2.

According to Anna, Sylvia passed away on December 1 at 7:02 a.m. in front of her 68-year-old husband Celso Perez de Tagle, and their three children, Artie, Bernie, and Cheche.

My grandmother served as my initial source of motivation for acting and singing. She was my first vocal instructor, and I learned all of her kundimans from her. I'm grateful that you shared your love of music with me, and I'll do my best to carry on your legacy, Anna remarked.

Sylvia La Torre Cause of Death

La Torre was the first talent to enjoy a successful career in all major entertainment fields in the Philippines. Sylvia La Torre, 89, the Philippines' First Lady of Television, died today, Dec. 1, her Granddaughter informed in an Instagram post the statement reads,

RIP 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, died peacefully in her sleep on December 1st at 7:02 am. At the time of her death, she was with her husband, of 68 years, and her children, Artie, Bernie, and Che-Che.

My grandmother was my first inspiration when it came to singing and acting. She was my first vocal coach and taught me all of her kundimans. Thank you for passing on your love of music to me and I will surely continue your legacy. Gone too soon but always in our hearts. Your song has ended but your melody will linger on. Love you Mama Cita. 🕊️🤍


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Who is Sylvia La Torre?

The Queen of Kundiman and The First Lady of Philippine Television, Sylvia La Torre was a Filipino singer, actress, and radio personality who lived from June 4, 1933, to December 1, 2022.

La Torre is the daughter of director Olive La Torre and Filipino artist Leonora Reyes. She is the mother of the on-screen couple Bernie Pérez and Cheche. She was an early vocal tutor for actresses Sarita Pérez de Tagle and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and is the paternal grandmother of both of them.

She has a degree in music with a major in voice and a minor in piano from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. She is a coloratura soprano. When she entered a singing contest in Manila in 1938 at the age of five, she started singing.

Also, she began her theatre career during World War II. She began performing at the Manila Grand Opera House in 1948. “Si Petite Mon Amour,” her debut song, appeared on the Bataan Records label in 1950. Later, she relocated to Villar Records. In the 1950s and 1960s, she was referred to as “The Queen of Kundiman”.

She moved to Sampaguita Pictures, the company where her father worked as a director, and started making movies in 1941 (Ang Maestra). She was a Los Angeles resident. Ngnews247.com

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