Marilou Diaz-Abaya



Age: 57


Summary: Filipino award-winning film director considered as one of the most active and visible directors in Philippine cinema who had directed the 1998 critically-acclaimed biopic film based on the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal of the same name and became the founder and president of the Manila-based film school Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center.



Cause of Death: Breast cancer


Born: March 30, 1955


Died: October 8, 2012


Location: Manila, Phillipes