Sunday, May 17, 2015


Award-winning Filipino Director Lino Brocka, 52 met his untimely death in a car accident in the morning of May 21, 1991. The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. along East Avenue in Quezon City, just a block away from the PLDT office. Brocka and his companion, actor William Lorenzo, were on their way home to Tandang Sora in Quezon City when Lorenzo’s 1991 Toyota Corolla rammed into a concrete electric post. Police said Lorenzo avoided a tricycle that suddenly crossed their path, only to see two people crossing the street. Lorenzo tried to avoid hitting the pedestrians and ran smack into the post.

Brocka was declared dead on arrival at the East Medical Center while Lorenzo, although still in critical condition, was declared out of danger by doctors. The car was a total wreck.

Brocka and Lorenzo just came from the Spindle Music Lounge on Tomas Morato Avenue where they watched the show of Malu Barry, a sultry singer cast by Brocka in one of his new films, Bonanza’s Kislap sa Dilim.

                                          Kislap sa Dilim (1991)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino and Gabby Concepcion/                                        with Charito Solis, Gloria Romero and Malu Barry/ Directed by Lino Brocka
Following his wish, Brocka’s remains were cremated.

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