Filipino director Wenn V. Deramas passed away on Monday morning (February 29) after suffering from a massive heart attack.
Deramas' good friend June Rufino confirmed the news with CNN Philippines on Monday through a phone interview.
Rufino said Deramas, 49, passed away at around 6:10 a.m. Monday at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City.
She shared that Deramas visited his sister at the hospital on Sunday after the latter died from a heart attack. Deramas had a heart attack in the same hospital at around 3 a.m. and doctors tried to revive him, said Rufino.
His death came as a surprise to his loved ones, even though he underwent an angioplasty last year. He was cleared and well-rested, according to Rufino.
Known in the entertainment industry as Direk Wenn, Deramas directed numerous blockbuster films, such as the Ang Tanging Ina film series, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, and Sisterakas.
He also directed well-loved TV series, such as Mula sa Puso, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan, and the 2015 remake of Flordeliza.
Rufino shared that he will miss Deramas' humor, and that the industry has lost a generous man with a very good heart.
Source: CNN Philippines
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