Veteran actress Lucita Soriano succumbed to cardio-respiratory arrest on Wednesday. She was 74.
Soriano’s son, Garry Clint Adriano Garcia, shared the news on his Facebook account.
“Thank You Lord for the life you have given my mom here on earth. She is now at peace and will be coming back home to You. Thank You Lord for your kindness!!” he wrote.
On Tuesday, the veteran actress was confined at the intensive care unit of the Pacific Global Medical Center in Novaliches, Quezon City, for severe diarrhea. She is survived by son Garry Garcia.
Soriano appeared in over 200 films and television shows in her career spanning five decades. Her last known onscreen appearance is a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode entitled “Cap” in 2009.
Some of her recognitions include a Quezon City Film Festival Best Supporting Actress award for And God Smiled At Me (1972) starring Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz, and a FAMAS nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Dugo Ang Kulay Ng Pag-ibig (1966).
She also played Aning in the highly-acclaimed Babae sa Breakwater (2003) and appeared as Lola Gaying in the popular Pangako Sa’yo (2000-2002) alongside Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales.
Soriano got married twice, first to co-actor Rodolfo Boy Garcia who passed away in 1997.
They had two sons, former That’s Entertainment members Garry Boy Garcia and Marco Polo Garcia. Marco Polo died in 2010 at 39 due to cirrhosis.
After her retirement in 2009, Soriano got married to retired American civil engineer Michael Mayr. They were based in Sacramento, California.