Franco Hernandez of Hashtags dies, had premonition of his death: "It's about time"

Franco Hernandez of Hashtags has died in drowning incident at a resort in Davao Occidental today, November 11, 2017, as confirmed by ABS-CBN and his management agency. He reportedly fell from a motorized banca and drowned.

He was only 24 years old.

It's November 11, and it's supposedly a happy day for the It's Showtime resident all-male group Hashtags celebrating their 2nd Anniversary, but it ended up as a day of mourning for the death of one of its members, Franco Miguel Hernandez Lumanlan.

Franco was one of the 2nd batch members introduced just last February, and he was even seen celebrating with Hashtags during Showtime's taped episode yesterday, November 10, where the group was given an advance 2nd Anniversary celebration.

According to ABS-CBN reporter MJ Felipe, Hashtag Franco died this afternoon after drowning in Davao Occidental. Fellow Hashtags member Tom Doromal, who's from Davao, and girlfriend Janica Nam were with him when it happened. (READ: Franco Hernandez' girlfriend Janica shares last sweet video of them before the drowning incident)

Cornerstone Entertainment Inc, the talent management who handled Franco, has issued an official statement just this evening confirming the sad news.

Franco died days after he posted this photo of him with a huge wall clock above him, and captioned it as: "It's about time." Did Franco have a premonition of his death?

Hashtags members and other celebrities have expressed their grief over Franco's sudden death in their social media accounts. And it's hard not to cry after reading their posts. Franco lived a good life. He was certainly an amazing person.

Words cannot express what I am feeling. Mamimiss kita Franco. Mahal kita bro. Rest well my friend.

A post shared by Vitto Marquez (@hashtag_vitto) on

Apart from being a Hashtags member, Franco also did acting and his last was in Ipaglaban Mo "Groufie" episode with Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo and Ella Cruz just barely a month ago.

He also appeared in at least two TVCs, for Benadryl and Clear.

Hashtag Franco in Enrique Gil's TVC for Clear shampoo

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