The sudden death of the 26-year old Hashtag member Franco Hernandez also known as “Hataw Heartthrob” on Saturday, November 11 in Davao Occidental was a tragic one, leaving many, especially his family, in shock.
On their way back to Don Marcelino Town from Tom’s Resort, their motorized boat was hit by a strong wave. Franco and his girlfriend, Janica Nam Floresca, who both were not wearing their life vests, fell off the boat.
When Franco was rescued he was already unconscious and was declared dead on arrival when he reached Estacion Medical Clinic.
Although his showbiz career was short-lived, he surely touched several lives. He was described by many of his friends as someone who is very thoughtful and cheerful.
Several celebrities and fans expressed their sentiments and sympathy online for his untimely death. They expressed how they’ll miss Franco’s presence, charm and talent.
On November 13, the remains of Franco Miguel Hernandez Lumanlan was brought to Manila.
His body now lies in Arlington Memorial Chapel in Quezon City according to a report by PUSH.