Fr. Erasmo “Sonny” Ramirez, spiritual advisor to public figures, has died, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the school he attended until college, announced Saturday.
He was 74.
His nephew, Eric Ramirez, posted "the very sad news" on Facebook.
"Deep down I know he is with his best friend, the Lord. I can imagine him enjoying himself with his brothers and parents," he said.
"I truly wish we could have had more time spent together despite our physical distance."
Former senator JV Ejercito, in a tweet, offered his condolences.
"Continue praying for us in heaven!" he said.
Ramirez was supposed to celebrate his birthday on October 31.