FRANCIS MAGALONA DEAD AT 44
Rapper, actor and TV host Francis Magalona, diagnosed with leukemia last year, died Friday at the Medical City hospital. He was 44.
He battled cancer for almost eight months before finally passing away.
Last August, Magalona informed the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” via text message that he was suffering from leukemia.
The rapper even requested for blood donations to replace the blood he was using at the Medical City hospital in Ortigas Avenue where he was being treated.
“I have been diagnosed with leukemia and I am preparing for my treatment. Sa tulong ng Panginoon, kakayanin ko po ito,” he said. “Abangan nyo ang aking pagbabalik. ‘Di ko lang kayo ‘miss’… LOVE KO kayong lahat.”
Magalona was a regular host of the noon time show “Eat Bulaga.”
The 44-year-old Magalona was the son of 1950’s legendary actors and celebrity couple Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran.
Source: ABS-CBN NEWSAs of March 6, 2009. 12:39 PM