Friday, March 6, 2009

Thank you Francis M.

Right after I opened my YM, I saw the status of one of my friend saying RIP Francism. So I checked.

It is confirmed that Pinoy master rapper, songwriter, actor and TV host Francis "Kiko" Magalona or Francis M. died this morning at the Medical City Hospital in Ortigas. He was diagnosed with Leukemia last year and had been udergoing chemoteraphy.

He was scheduled to undergo bone marrow transplant but now he is dead.

The 44-year-old Magalona was the son of 1950's legendary actors and celebrity couple Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran.

Launched as a teen star in the 1980s, Magalona's career boomed with his hit rap song "Mga Kababayan," which was included in his album "Yo!" released in 1990.

He was also the voice behind the hits "Ito ang Gusto Ko," "Meron Akong Ano," "Mga Praning," and "Kaleidoscope World."

Francis M left behind his wife Pia Arroyo and eight children--Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Isabella, Elmo, Arkin, Clara, and actress Maxene Magalona.

Thank you Kiko for all the moments you shared with Filipinos. You are my idol!