Francis Magalona

 

 

Age: 44

 

Summary: Filipino rapper, songwriter, and producer known as the king of Philippine rap music who also went by the name FrancisM and shot to national fame with his 1990 album Yo! and the hit song Mga Kababayan (My Countrymen), in which he urged fellow Filipinos to be proud of their heritage, work hard, and strive for a better life, and whose 1992 album Rap Is FrancisM tackled Philippines' many problems, including illegal drugs and political instability making him one of the most politically conscious voices of his generation.

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: October 4, 1964

 

Died: March 6, 2009

 

Location: Manila, Philippines