MANILA, Philippines - Blockbuster director Wenn V. Deramas has died today, February 29 due to cardiac arrest. He was 49.

Wenn V. Deramas died due to cardiac arrest.
Wenn V. Deramas died due to cardiac arrest. Photo Credit:
Comedian Vice Ganda confirmed the sad news via Twitter Monday morning.

Deramas' friend, June Rufino, told ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) that he went to the hospital at 2am early Monday. According to ANC tweets, Deramas "almost had a heart attack two years ago" and had an angioplasty the previous year.

Deramas is known for known for box-office movies such as The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, Sisterakas, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, and the 2015 Star Cinema Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Beauty and the Bestie which has earned the title “Highest Grossing Filipino Film of All Time.”

Deramas was a graduate of University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Meanwhile, sympathy and condolences poured on Twitter as netizens are still in shock for the loss of the Kapamilya director.

Rest in peace, Direk Wenn!


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