March 11, 2009

Goodbye Francis M

Filipino artist Francis Magalona lost his battle with leukemia on 06 March 2009 at age 44. The son of actors, he is best known as the first successful Filipino rapper and songwriter. But he also dabbled in acting, TV hosting, producing, directing and photography. He wrote socially conscious songs and promoted patriotism through his music.

His co-hosts at a popular lunchtime television show paid this tribute to him. I got this from Lynn, who pointed out that the balloons formed the shape of the Philippines (around the 1:23 mark). Interesting because one of his most popular songs is "Mga Kababayan Ko" (My Countrymen). It was his unique way of saying goodbye to his fellow Filipinos. His remains were cremated today.

Thanks Lynn!


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