Friday, March 6, 2009

The Death of Francis Magalona

Pinoy rapper Francis Magalona, 44, has died this afternoon at 12:20 pm. His colleague and co-host in the noontime show Eat Bulaga, Vic Sotto, announced the heartbreaking news live in today’s noontime edition of their show. Willie Revillame, host of their rival show, Wowowee also paused for a few moments of prayer for him.

The famous pinoy rapper and songwriter was diagnosed with leukemia in August last year. He reportedly succumbed to his illness at the Medical City in Mandaluyong City where he has been confined. He reportedly developed pneumonia earlier this week and it was a progressive decline from there. He is survived by his wife Pia Arroyo and children: Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Isabella, Elmo, Arkin, Clara and Maxene.

My condolences to his friends and family. Let us all pause for a moment to pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

FrancisM or Master Rapper was credited as the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines who was known for successfully crossing over to the mainstream. He was married to Pia Arroyo, and they have eight children. In August 2008, Magalona was diagnosed with leukemia at Medical City Hospital, Mandaluyong. After his long struggle with his sickness and numerous wins with his battle against himself, he has been granted rest while admitted at the said hospital.

A month later...

Francis Magalona Dies At 44 due To Leukemia (cancer of the blood)

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