- Legendary thespian Celia Diaz Laurel has passed away on July 12, 2021 at the age of 93
- Celia was the wife of the late former Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel and was the grandmother of actress Denise Laurel
- She has made many contributions to art and society as she was a prolific writer, an accomplished painter, and a philanthropist
- She is survived by her children Suzie, Lynnie, Cocoy, David, Larry, and Iwi
Theater icon Celia Diaz Laurel has passed away at the age of 93 at 8:30 p.m. on July 12, 2021. According to her obituary, she has died from complications of a stroke.
The former actress was the wife of the late former Vice President Salvador Laurel. She was also the grandmother of actress, Denise Laurel.
Celia was known for her many artistic contributions as she is an accomplished writer having authored several books. She was also a talented painter as well as a philanthropist.
The news of her passing was announced on her official Facebook page.
"Our star is home where she rightfully belongs."
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved CELIA DIAZ LAUREL yesterday, July 12, 2021 at 8:30 pm."
"Schedule of requiem masses will follow."
"Mrs. Laurel is survived by her children Suzie, Lynnie, Cocoy, David, Larry, and Iwi."
Celia Diaz Laurel was a Filipino veteran theater actress, painter, writer and philanthropist. She also went on to become a production and costume set designer. She has written several books which included her most recent one, 'My Lives Behind the Proscenium'. Celia was the wife of the late Philippine Vice President Salvador "Doy" Laurel and was the grandmother of actress Denise Laurel.
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