Luis Katigbak, writer, passes away at 41

Luis Katigbak, writer, passes away at 41

After battling complications from diabetes for some time, award-winning writer and beloved music critic Luis Katigbak has passed away on Wednesday morning, April 21, 2016.

Friends and family have shown their support for Katigbak through their messages on Facebook.

Carlos Celdran shared on Katigbak's Facebook page, "Have a great journey, man. See you on the other side. Rest well."

Vin Dancel of Peryodiko paid his respects as well as expressed gratitude, "Kitakita sa dulo Luis. Salamat sa lahat ng naiambag mo sa tugtugan at literatura natin."

Katigbak was a 4-time Palanca winner, a winner of the Philippine Graphic prize and a recipient Young Artists’ Grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Katigbak was a resident writer for Pulp magazine and a columnist for The Philippine Star, as well as the associate editor for Esquire Philippines.

He released a collection of short stories in 2000 titled "Happy Endings" and a collection of essays in 2006, "The King of Nothing to Do."

Both books were nominated in the National Book Awards by the Manila Critics Circle.

His last book "Dear Distance," a follow-up collection of short stories, was released in March 2016.

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