- Director Peque Gallaga died Thursday, May 7 at the age of 76
- He is considered as one of the country's greatest directors, having been instrumental in the creation of some of the best horror films
- Notable films of Gallaga include "Shake, Rattle & Roll," "Magic Temple" and "Tiyanak"
- The director is also a notable scriptwriter and actor, and described by his family as a loving husband
Award-winning director of Philippine cinema Peque Gallaga died at the age of 76 on Thursday, May 7.
KAMI learned that the news was confirmed by Gallaga's brother, Ricky Gallaga, and his manager, June Rufino.
According to Rappler, the family announced on May 5 that the director was admitted to the hospital because of "complications arising from past health conditions."
As per ABS-CBN, a statement of the family of Gallaga described him as, "a visionary and artist; a loving husband, father, and grandfather; and a dear friend. He has brought so much joy to so many people."
GMA enumerated some of the notable films that Gallaga created, which include, "Gold, Silver, Death," "Scorpio Nights," "Magic Temple," "Shake, Rattle and Roll" films and "Magic Kingdom."
He won Best Director and also Best Screenplay for "Magic Kingdom" Metro Manila Film Festival in 1996.
According to the family, he will be immediately cremated as it is what the director wanted.
In a previous KAMI report, it listed the 10 celebrities who died at very young ages. Some of them include Rico Yan, Julie Vega, Ramgen Revilla, Tenten Muñoz, AJ Perez, and Miko Sotto.
Dirk Peque Gallaga was born on August 25, 1943. He is based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. He died on May 7, 2020.
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