Saturday, March 07, 2009

Like most people in my generation, we grew up listening and singing to the great music and raps of The Man From Manila, Francis Magalona. March 6, Friday, was indeed a lonely day for Filipinos when we all learned the demise of this great musician, rapper, and songwriter after battling with leukemia for 7 months.


I found a great line he wrote on one of his blogs that I would like to share with all of you. It's a testament of how he loved his craft and how he wanted to be remembered through his musical legacy.

"I still hear the voices of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, The Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra to name a few. And their voices rise from their graves.

I am lucky to have been a recording artist and one day when I leave this world, just like the names I mentioned, my voice will be heard. Always. At a touch of a button or switch, I am "alive" again."

- Francis M.,, November 15, 2008

You will be missed, Kiko! Thank you for the music!

You Might Also Like


  1. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  2. Hay grabe that news, but it's the inevitable. I even cried, Abbie!

  3. Hey, Russ!

    Yeah, so sad! I read your entry about him, too. What a great loss for Philippine music.

  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  5. hi abbie.. first time kong nagcomment.. can't help it eh.. hehe.. sad nga.. he's too young though everyone is expecting it because of his health condition but to soon. I think people will not just miss his songs, his dreams but also his smile. Ciao!

  6. Hi, Jinky! Thanks for the comment. :)

    What a great loss for all of us. He will truly be missed.

  7. I was really shocked to hear the news. Been praying for his soul. Super aga naman nya nawala sabi eh 1-2 yrs. :(


Thank you for your comment.