Friday, March 06, 2009

Rest in peace, FrancisM Rapper Francis Magalona passes away


MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 3) Rapper-TV host Francis Magalona died of leukemia Friday at the Medical City in Mandaluyong, his co-hosts at the GMA Network’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga” said. He was 44.

Magalona is survived by his wife Pia, and children Maxine, Saab, Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Elmo, Arkin, and Clara.

Magalona was supposed to perform “Superproxy” with the Eraserheads in the band’s reunion concert, “The Final Set” at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City on Saturday.

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Napakalungkot nito.

First, he's still so young. He's accomplished so much already, but I'm pretty sure he had so much more in store, so many dreams that he still wanted to fulfill for himself and especially for his family.

Second, he left behind such a big family. I'm sure Pia's a wonderful mom, but it'll sure be hard to go on taking care of their 8 children without Francis by her side.1

Third, tomorrow's the Final Set, and Francis was supposed to be there. We missed him last August, and we will surely miss him so much more tomorrow, knowing that he was supposed to perform there.

I'm actually worried again for Ely, as well as sad for Raimund, Marcus, and Buddy. Last time, Ely's mom's death as well as all the pressures surrounding the gig caused his physical breakdown. I hope this time he'll be stronger, but it really is hard to get up there onstage with something like this at the back of your mind.

Also, Francis was a great friend of the Heads. We're supposed to be celebrating the Eraserheads' reunion (again) tomorrow, but the loss of Francis will surely make it a bit of a sad event.

In any case, we should just look at the bright side, as always. FrancisM is not in pain anymore, and is free from this world. We're gonna miss him, but we should be just be glad instead that we got to know him and his artistry even for just a short while.

Rest in peace, Master Rapper!

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