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The superlatives started pouring in when FPJ died at 65. Even those who "maligned" Da King during the election campaign, tearing him to pieces, conceded he was a good man. Questions will forever remain unanswered: Did Da King silently carry deep in his heart the pain unjustly inflicted on him by his foray into the political arena? Did he die, like the king in The King and I, of a "broken heart"? And what broke his heart?
"FPJ didn't die," said a diehard fan. "He will live forever in our hearts."
Da King is dead! Long Live Da King!
Thousands upon thousands, consisting of the poorest and the richest of the land, queued up to get a glimpse of him at the ICU of the St. Luke's Medical Center where he lay in coma from late night of December 11, 2004 when he suffered a massive stoke until early morning of December 14 when he died, and at the Sto. Domingo Church where his wake was held, and an estimated million-plus joined the funeral procession and lined up along the streets on December 22 when he was buried at the North Cemetery.
He was The Idol, The Icon, The Role Model, The True Friend, The Good Neighbor, The Good Brother, The Good Father, The Good Husband. He was all that--- and more! He was The Man!
FPJ was The Man of the Year!
Excerpt from the article:
FPJ: Man of the Year
by Ricky Lo
Friday, December 14, 2007
I am honored and privileged to have contributed, even in a small way, in the making of
The FPJ Special was a joint project of
The 38-minute music video was conceptualized by FPJ and had personally supervised and edited before his passing on
There were interviews with industry legends Dolphy, Eddie Romero and Eddie Garcia, co-stars Phillip Salvador, Maricel Soriano, Jaime Fabregas, Caridad Sanchez, Roderick Paulate, Matet de Leon, sister Elizabeth and daughter Grace, nephew, grandson, screenwriter Manny Buising, PRO Susan Tagle, Lo’ Waist gang member Boy Francisco, and of course from his best friend Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada.