The Philippine Showbiz Industry Mourns The Death Of Veteran Director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, Celebrities Pay Tribute To Him On Social Media
Award-winning, critically-acclaimed, veteran film and TV director Maryo J. delos Reyes died last January 27 at the age of 65 due to heart attack at Dakak Resort in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
With a career that spanned more than three decades, he is considered one of the greatest directors and pillars in Philippine cinema. His directorial debut was High School back in 1965, and was later known for the 1984 youth-oriented film Bagets. His award-winning films include Magnifico with Jiro Manio, Naglalayag with Nora Aunor, and A Love Story with Aga Muhlach, Angelica Panganiban, and Maricel Soriano.
In 2004, his movie Magnifico won the Crystal Bear award in the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival - Children's Category. He also received the special Jury Award at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival for the movie Naglalayag.
Direk Maryo was not just a great movie director, he also conquered TV by directing several seryes like Mga Anghel na Walang Langit and Calla Lily.
Direk Maryo was also part of the executive committee of the Metro Manila Film Festival. His last movie in 2016 was with Star Cinema, topbilled by Angelican Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, and Paulo Avelino titled The Unmarried Wife.
His contributions to the entertainment industry will continue to live on in the hearts of many, and his brilliance is immortalized in the movies he created.
RIP Direk Maryo????Isa po kayo sa unang nagtiwala sakin. Isa ko sa mga masuwerteng artista dahil nakatrabaho po kita. Di man tayo lagi nagkikita pero sa tuwing nagkikita tayo lagi po tayong masaya mamimiss ko yung tawa mo direk at syempre ikaw. Marami po kong natutunan sa inyo bilang artista. You’re one of the best direk. We will miss you. ?? #RIPDirekMaryoJ
Woke up to devastating news. We lost a good man and my heart is completely broken. I was so excited to start filming with you this February then this happened. The only thing that’s making my heart smile at this sad moment is that I know you’re happy now with God...and that you’re standing right next to the one you love. I am very lucky to have been your actor and your student during those months that we were all inseparable shooting Someone to Watch Over Me. You were more than just the captain of the ship. You were family. I love you and you will surely be missed, Direk Maryo. ??
Woke up to some very sad news today. One of my favorite people in the industry has passed on. He was my director for a show called Impostora where he guided me and made sure I would give my best. I remember how he loved acting out the scenes and would really empathize with the character and would get emotional while explained the scene, a clear sign of his passion for his work. He was my dad's good friend. This photo was taken during his birthday party last October at Pepeton's. I'm really glad I got to celebrate with him one last time. Honored and grateful to call you a mentor and friend. I will miss you, Direk Maryo. Send my love to Tito Jake and Daddy please. ??
Waaaaah direk @maryoj56 dito sa pelikulang ito nagsimula ang pagiging tatay mo sakin....salamat sa tiwala at sa mga pangaral, sa mga alaalang iniwan mo....alam kong masaya ka ng chumika dyan sa heaven at malamang yung halakhak mo umaalingawngaw sa buong kalangitan .... bantayan mo kami ha #ripdirekmaryojdelosreyes #maryojdelosreyes #iloveyoudirekmaryoj #kabilinbilinannglola #regalfilms @wendellramos2015 para kang daniel padilla dito ??
Rest In Peace, Maryo J. Delos Reyes.— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 27, 2018
Sa unang director na naniwala sakin, nagtiwala at nag guide sakin bilang baguhan, maraming salamat.— Sarah Lahbati (@SarahLahbati) January 28, 2018
R.I.P direk Maryo
He was so close to our family..?? napakabait na tao at napaka galing na director :( ang bilis naman ng pangyayari naman..?? May you rest in peace Direk Maryo.. We Love you. ??— Teresita Ssen Marquez (@wynmarquez) January 27, 2018
Photos from @therealaramina (content image) and @lovipoe (cover photo)