Franco Hernandez, who is one of the members of It’s Showtime’s all-male dance group Hashtags passed away today, November 11. ABS-CBN News reporter MJ Felipe reported that Franco died after drowning in a resort in Davao Occidental. He was with his co-member Tom Doromal.
BREAKING NEWS: Franco Hernandez from the group #Hashtags (from It’s Showtime) died this afternoon after drowning. Franco went with co-Hashtag member Tom Doromal to Tom’s resort in Davao Occidental. Franco’s management, Cornerstone management, confirmed this report. pic.twitter.com/HgZVze1RG8— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) November 11, 2017
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Franco, who was onboard a motorized boat with his girlfriend and Tom, fell off when a strong wave hit them on their way back to North Lamidan's coast, Don Marcelino. Unconscious, he was taken to a clinic where he was declared dead on arrival.
After the news broke, his name went trending on Twitter.
Gone too soon. Rest in Peace, Franco. pic.twitter.com/8y0Sixy9XC— Gil Cuerva (@gilcuerva) November 11, 2017
You were such a good friend and a talented artist. Can’t. Idk. Ang sakit sakit sakit. @Hashtag_Franco After seeing this my tears won’t stop falling. We love you brother. Rest in peace. 💔💔💔🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/dpBKyTglzJ— Girltrend Krissha (@imkrisshav) November 11, 2017
Grabe.. rest in peace, franco 🙏🏻— Barbie Imperial (@barbieeimperial) November 11, 2017
Just this afternoon, the Hashtags celebrated their second anniversary on the noontime show.