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► Francis Magalona Passed Away

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Francis Magalona
Born: October 4, 1964
Died: March 6, 2009

..also known as Francis M, Master Rapper, and The Man From Manila, was a prominent Filipino rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Often hailed as the "King of Pinoy Rap", he was considered a legend in the Philippine music community. With the success of his earliest albums, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines cross over to the mainstream. He is also credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a popular television host, notably on MTV Asia where he served as one of the channel's first Filipino VJs, and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga!. Francis Magalona died on March 6, 2009 at the age of 44 due to acute myelogenous leukemia.

He died at around 12 Noon at The Medical City Hospital in Pasig City, where he has been confined. The announcement of his death was made by Vic Sotto on "Eat Bulaga!" GMA Network, where Francis M. who was one of the member/co-host of the said long time running noon time TV show.

Let's pause for a while and pray for the eternal repose of his soul. My condolences to his family and friends.

One of my favorite song of Francis "Kiko" Magalona:
Kaleidoscope World


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