Director Maryo delos Reyes dies at 65

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Director Maryo delos Reyes dies at 65

Maryo delos Reyes, who directed the critically-acclaimed Magnifico, suffered from heart attack while attending a birthday party. He was 65. photo from Maryo delos Reyes' Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Acclaimed film and television director Maryo delos Reyes passed away due to a heart attack Saturday evening. He was 65.

According to reports, Delos Reyes suffered a heart attack while attending a birthday party.

His brother, Manny, confirmed the passing of the veteran director.

“To all our relatives and friends it is with great shock, disbelief, pain and extreme sadness to inform you that my brother Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes has recently passed away.The entire Delos Reyes and Jorolan families are mourning his loss and request all to say a prayer and especially the media to be respectful of our current grief and sorrow at this time,” he said in a Facebook post.

Delos Reyes was known for directing award-winning films such as Magnifico (2003), Naglalayag (2004), A Love Story (2007) and Bamboo Flowers (2013).

Magnifico won accolades at several local and international film festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival.

He also directed the youth-oriented film Bagets in 1984.

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