Another Pinoy film director dies of heart attack

Director Francis Xavier Pasion was found dead in his home in Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City on March 6, 2016.

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Francis Xavier Pasion (left), one of the directors of "On the Wings of Love" (#OTWOL). Back are #OTWOL actress Jadine Lustre and actor James Reid.
Film director Francis Xavier Pasion, director of "On the Wings of Love" #OTWOL
Francis Xavier Pasion (left), one of the directors of “On the Wings of Love” (#OTWOL). Back are #OTWOL actress Jadine Lustre and actor James Reid.

Francis Xavier Pasion, the multi-awarded director behind the hit TV drama series ‘Princess and I’ and ‘On the Wings of Love’, died Sunday, March 6. Born in Manila, Pasion was said to have died from a heart attack. He was 38.

He died a few days after the death of Direk Wenn Deramas on February 28 at the emergency room of Capitol Medical Center due to heart attack.

A spokesman for the Philippine National Police SOCO released a brief statement saying Pasion died of a heart, initial findings stated. Pasion’s family and camp are said to make a statement, potentially later tomorrow.

According to a report from the Inquirer, lawyer Joji Alonso said that the director was found dead in his Quezon City home. The director was found lifeless in the bathroom by his parents, Alonso said.

“He has been having chest pains which is why he went to Cardinal (Santos Medical Center) to undergo a medical exam…” said Alonso in a text message to INQUIRER.net.

Pasion is a Cum laude graduate of Major in Communication at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he founded the Loyola Film Circle, a film organization.

Among his notable ABS-CBN teleseryes that he directed are Sabel, My Binondo Girl, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Princess and I, My Little Juan, Dyesebel, and Nathaniel.

His last television project was On the Wings of Love, starred by James Reid and Nadine Lustre, collectively known as “JaDine”, which was ended on February 26, 2016, 9 days before his death.

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