Floy Quintos, renowned stage director, playright, passes away

Charmie Joy Pagulong - The Philippine Star
Floy Quintos, renowned stage director, playright, passes away
Floy Quintos
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MANILA, Philippines — Renowned stage director and playwright Floy Quintos passed away yesterday due to heart attack. He was 63.

Quintos’ niece, Celina, made the announcement about his demise on Facebook.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I, on behalf of my family, announce that Floy Quintos, esteemed playwright and director, but more importantly beloved brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend, has returned to the arms of the Lord. He passed suddenly in the ER from a heart attack this morning,” she said in a post.

Their family is still making arrangements for the wake of the late director at the Arlington Memorial Chapels and will post the details soon, added Celina.

“We ask for your prayers, love and support as we navigate this tremendous loss,” shared Celina.

She further described Floy as “a beacon of Philippine culture and the arts, but also shone so much firelight for the people closest to him.”

“The country, the world and our home are much darker with this light snuffed out too soon. We hope to share our light with each other through this time,” she stated.

Floy’s popular works include “The Kundiman Party,” “Angry Christ” and “The Reconciliation Dinner.”

He previously served as the creative director for the 2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremony.

He was set to launch his latest play, titled “Grace,” this May.

“GRACE is a new play based on events that occurred in Lipa Carmel from 1948 to 1951. I developed, researched and wrote the play independently over a period of three years. GRACE is not a commissioned work,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Philippine theater has lost a gem today. You shall be missed not only by the audience but the entire playwriting community as well,” said Film Development Council of the Philippines chair Jose Javier Reyes.

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