Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mario O' Hara died of leukemia

 A high calibre director and actor bid good-bye to the world. Here is the news:

June 27, 9:36AM) Director Mario O’Hara died of leukemia on Tuesday morning at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Pasay City. He was 66 years old, not 68 as earlier reported.
His death was confirmed by his brother Jerry. His body was cremated on Tuesday night, according to Boy Palma, the manager of superstar Nora Aunor, a close friend and long-time collaborator of O’Hara.
Mourners can visit his ashes at the Magallanes Memorial Chapel 2 in Makati.
Palma said Nora is devastated by O’Hara’s passing and had lost her voice from continuous crying.
O’Hara had been confined at the San Juan de Dios Hospital since June 15 where he underwent chemotheraphy to save his life.
Director Jose Javier Reyes immediately paid tribute to his fallen colleague in a Facebook post.
“…Another giant of Philippine theater and film has passed away: Mario O’ Hara, you are a priceless gem…as an actor, as a writer and as a director. The mourning has not yet ceased as we lost another father, pioneer and visionary,” Reyes said.