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Elva Ruddock is dead

Elva Ruddock is dead

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    Popular comedienne and media personality Elva Ruddock passed away yesterday at the Kingston Public Hospital after battling lupus for several years. She had been hospitalised a few weeks ago but finally succumbed to the disease over the weekend.     

She was host of Fame FM's Full House Fridays and co-host of the popular infomercial for the Bashco stores with Omar Azan.


"I had heard that she was very sick but when you talk to her, she don't give you the impression that anything is wrong. She was still in high spirits when I spoke to her last week, still jovial, but I guess she couldn't hold out this morning," popular comedian Boasy Boy Floyd told ONE876. 


News of her death rocked the media and theatre world on Sunday. Ms. Ruddock reportedly was afflicted by lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissue. The disease can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the skin, joints, brain, lungs, heart, blood cells and kidneys.


"This news knock everybody because she touched so many lives in such a positive way. She was strong and optimistic, I guess that's why she lasted so long because most other people, frustration would have got the better of them. This Sunday is just one of those days," a disheartened Pretty Boy Floyd said. 


Theatre personality Garfield 'Bad Boy Trevor' Reid said that Elva will be missed because of her effervescent personality and her many kindnesses. 


"She would always turn up at comedy shows, and if mi call her, she always returned my call. She always gave constructive criticisms, she would be honest and tell you what worked and what didn't work in your productions, and she was always supportive of many people in theatre. Mi ah go miss her," he said.  


Comedian Lemon called Elva Ruddock "a real general in the business'. He reminisced about the comedy tours all throughout the Caribbean where she was always a source of joy and laughter.  


"Last week, mi text her and I knew she was sick, she had been hospitalised, her eating habit had to change, she had pains in her foot,  but she was always laughing, and laughing loud no matter what. No comedian can't talk to her about the sickness, if you ask her, she brush it off, and say 'live we life we say, go weh dutty sickness'. You always have to give her a positive vibes. When you see Elva, you see life," Lemon said. 


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