Cornerstone Entertainment confirms that “Showtime” Hashtag member Franco Hernandez died because of drowning. Despite exerting all efforts and possible measures to revive him, he was proclaimed dead upon his arrival at the hospital.
In a report via ABS-CBN’s DZMM Teleradyo program “OMJ” hosted by Ogie Diaz and MJ Felipe, the 26-year-old Hashtag member joined Tom Doromal, another Hashtag member in their resort in Davao Occidental.
According to the policeman who was investigating the case, Franco was on his way back to North Lamidan, Don Marcelino together with his girlfriend and Tom when their motorboat was hit by a strong wave which caused them to fall off.
The people who were operating the boat were able to get them all back to the boat but then, they noticed that Franco was already unconscious at that time.
He was then rushed to a clinic in Malita town but, sadly, he was declared dead on arrival.
As the sad news quickly spread on social media, co-stars in “Showtime” Vice Ganda, Gretchen Ho, and Kim Chiu expressed their grief over his untimely death.
Franco Hernandez became a member of Hashtag in February and was tagged as the “Hataw Heartthrob”.
“We promise to do our best because this kind of opportunity na magpasaya ng madlang people and maging parte ng masayang pamilya, minsan lang ito mangyari.”
Franco’s full name is Franco Miguel Hernandez Lumanlan. On his Facebook account, he describes himself as fun-loving and adaptable.
Meanwhile, his fans and followers feel sad and sorrowful of his early passing.