Francis Magalona aka Francis M, rapper and tv host, passed away at 12 noon today at the Medical City due to “multiple organ failure “secondary to severe sepsis and secondary to pneumonia”, reports Inquirer.net.
At the height of his popularity, Francis M achieved massive success with his rap singles and contribution to the local music scene. His early albums were some of my favorites and i regarded Francis M as a role model and the one and only master rapper!
Thanks for the music, Francis M.
Francis’ wife, Pia Arroyo-Magalona, said her husband started exhibiting symptoms in March this year. “It was very gradual, hindi siya biglaang lumabas [it didn’t manifest right away].”
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.
He had been in collaboration with Eraserheads and Pupil frontman Ely Buendia for an album to be released this year.
Telecommunications giant PLDT also scheduled in April a golf tournament fund-raiser for Magalona.
Magalona is survived by his wife Pia, and children Maxene, Saab, Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Elmo, Arkin, and Clara.