Marilou Diaz Abaya just died from cancer :( She was 57.

Director Marilou Diaz Abaya has died of breast cancer earlier tonight, October 8, 2012.

According to Director Laurice Guillen's Facebook update Monday night, multi-awarded film director Marilou-Diaz Abaya died at 6:45PM.

"At about 6:45 this evening, my dear colleague, comrade and dear friend Marilou Diaz Abaya died in peace surrounded by family and friends. Rest in the joy of Heaven in the Heart of Jesus, Marilou!," Direk Laurice posted on her Facebook account.

Direk Marilou Diaz Abaya was 57 (March 7, 1955 to October 8, 2012).

This is really one sad news 'coz it means we've just lost another talented Filipino filmmaker.

Marilou Diaz Abaya (mother of actor-musician Marc Abaya) was the director of these memorable, award-winning films such as: "Brutal", "Moral", "Baby Tsina", "Ika-11 Utos", "Ipaglaban Mo, The Movie", "Milagros", "Sa Pusod Ng Dagat", "Jose Rizal", "Muro Ami", "Bagong Buwan" and most recently, "Ikaw Ang Pag-ibig", which spanned 3 decades.

Rest in Peace, Direk Marilou Diaz-Abaya.

Photos courtesy of Wig Tysmans and Marc Abaya


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Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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