Veteran comedian, actress, writer stage actress and university professor Zorayda Sanchez has passed away last Wednesday at their home due to breast cancer.
She was 58 years old and has a daughter, Alexis, who is a medical student at the University of the Philippines.
Sanchez became a popular comic icon in the 1980s when she became a mainstay in the TV gag show “Goin’ Bananas” which starred actors Christopher de Leon, Johnny Delgado, Jay Ilagan, Edgar Mortiz and Al Tantay. Her movies were: “Feel na feel” (1990); “Hotdog” (1990); Tiyanak (1988); Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting (1988); “Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang mansanas ni Eba” (1988); Ready, Aim, Fire (1987); Takot ako eh! (1987); Working Girls 2 (1987); and Bagets (1984).