LOOK: HASHTAGS Member FRANCO HERNANDEZ Dies From Drowning
Franco Hernandez Lumunlan, more commonly known as Hashtag Franco, died from a drowning incident in Davao Occidental, he was 26.
His management, Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc., confirmed the heartbreaking news.
It is with deep sadness and grief that we accept the news of Franco Miguel Hernandez Lumunlan aka "Hashtag Franco’s” passing today. He was a very promising talent and a true star in every sense of the word. He was passionate, hardworking, humble and liked by all. He lived his life following his dreams and made every second count. Franco was not just our talent... He was part of our family. And our hearts break into a million pieces for such a young life gone too soon. We will surely miss him. Rest In Peace our ever dearest Franco.
As reported by ABS-CBN News, Franco was said to have been on his way back to the coast of North Lamidan, Don Marcelino town together with his girlfriend and Hashtags co-member Tom Doromal when a strong wave hit their motorized banca, causing him to fall off. Franco's body was rushed to a clinic but was declared dead on arrival.
Franco's friends from the entertainment industry expressed their heartbreak over the untimely death of the promising, young talent.
Won’t have someone to impersonate me, you were good at that. You will be missed man.. @Hashtag_Franco God bless your soul.— Jameson Blake (@Hashtag_Jameson) November 11, 2017
#Franco 😢💔— Sharlene San Pedro (@shar_sanpedro) November 11, 2017
Gone too soon @Hashtag_Franco 💔— Debbie Then (@debbie_then) November 11, 2017
I remember you as the always kind, talented guy in your old dance crew where the Red Bull Wings Team would stock up the dance studio's fridge. So proud to have seen you succeed in many ways since 2013. RIP Franco, your kind soul will be missed.
Tragic. This is just so heartbreaking. Oh my God!— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 11, 2017
Ito yung pagkakataon na hinihiling kong sana ito ang fake news. Sana lng please.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 11, 2017
Franco, also known as the #HatawHeartthrob, was introduced as one of the newest members of Hashtags last February.
Video courtesy: ABS-CBN Entertainment
Rest in peace, Franco.