Filipino actors who deceased at age 44

Here are 1 famous actors from Philippines died at 44:

Francis Magalona

Francis Magalona (October 4, 1964 Mandaluyong-March 6, 2009 Philippines) also known as Francis Michael Durango Magalona, Francis M, Francis M., FM, Kiko, King of Pinoy Rap, Master Rapper, Father of Pinoy Hip-Hop, The Man From Manila, The Mouth, The Filipino King of Rap, FrancisM, Francis Durango Magalona, King of Rap or Hari ng Rap was a Filipino singer, record producer, songwriter, music video director, actor, photographer, presenter, entrepreneur and rapper. He had eight children, Maxene Magalona, Unna Magalona, Nicolo Magalona, Elmo Magalona, Arkin Magalona, Clara Magalona, Saab Magalona and Frank Magalona.

He died caused by leukemia.

Francis Magalona started his music career in the mid-1980s as a member of the band "Kiss the Bride". He then became the first Filipino rapper to release a full-length album titled "Yo!" in 1990, which became an instant hit and catapulted him to success. He also ventured into acting and appeared in several movies and television series.

Aside from his entertainment career, Magalona was also known for his advocacy for Filipino nationalism and his love for his country. He popularized the use of the word "Pinoy" to refer to Filipinos and was a staunch supporter of the Philippines' culture and heritage.

In 2008, Magalona was diagnosed with leukemia, and he documented his battle with the disease through his blog. He continued to work on his music despite his health condition and released his final album "The Sickos Project" in 2009, which featured collaborations with several Filipino artists.

Francis Magalona's legacy lives on through his music and his contributions to the Filipino culture. He is remembered as a pioneer of Pinoy rap and a symbol of Philippine pride.

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