Netizens were shocked to hear about the accidental death of Hashtags member Franco Hernandez last Saturday, November 11.
Franco, 26, was declared dead on arrival in a nearby clinic in Malita town after a drowning incident in a resort in Davao Occidental.
It's Showtime host Vice Ganda was one of the first to react to the tragic news.
He tweeted, "Tragic. This is just so heartbreaking. Oh my God!"
Tragic. This is just so heartbreaking. Oh my God!— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 11, 2017
He added, "Ito yung pagkakataon na hinihinling kong sana ito ang fake news. Sana lang please."
Ito yung pagkakataon na hinihiling kong sana ito ang fake news. Sana lng please.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 11, 2017
The news of Franco's passing became a trending topic online as netizens expressed their heartfelt condolences and complete shock on their Twitter feeds.
It's really hard to believe that Hashtag Franco is gone. Sobrang nakakagulat. ????— ItsMeZinaaaaa?? (@zina_tanada) November 11, 2017
I still can't believe what happened to this young lad. R.I.P Franco. Thank you for making us happy every afternoon. You will be miss my friend. Thank you for everything. Till we meet again @Hashtag_Franco #RIPFranco pic.twitter.com/aYxOOMm7tf— Name cannot be blank (@toomanybandsx) November 11, 2017
Franco Hernandez' death reminds of AJ Perez. A very promising artist who's gone so soon. Keep dancing up there idol.— Carlo Morada (@LuyLeJit) November 11, 2017
He is the only person that I admire the most when "Showtime" is on air. How he performs and how he handles himself in front of many people is just simple yet sincere.— EzL ???? (@Vicinity97) November 11, 2017
To Hernandez Family.. I am one of Franco's fans and my deepest condolences may be with your family. #Franco
Franco will always b remembrd as the bibo host of Its Showtime online.This is just so sad. I am just a mere youtube viewer yet greatly disheartened,how mch more to the people around him.— Rolly Cris Moreto (@rcmoreto) November 11, 2017
These r the momnts where we all feel so https://t.co/Tj0iwMXAWo Hashtag Franco. Keep dancing
Even though not everyone was a fan, people still sent out their thoughts and prayers.
Not a fan of Franco pero bakit ang sakit ? Bakit ang bigat sa pakiramdam ? May you rest in peace. Hope u have a short life doing what you love like u said in ur bio. #RIPFranco— ????DESTINY SMITH ????? (@destinysmith916) November 11, 2017
Having goosebumps while reading some tweets. I just wanna cry for the sudden death of Franco . You're too young :( not a big fan but the impact of sudden death is making me sad . RIP Angel guide your family and friends #Franco— Jé (@_jijeee) November 11, 2017
Im not a fan of #Franco but why am i so affected? RIP Franco????— Did You See My Bag? (@Bangtan_ArmyJK) November 11, 2017
not a fan of franco buuut it is so heartbreaking ?— pat (@patriciacpstrno) November 11, 2017
Many saw Franco's death as an "eye opener," most especially since his passing happened close on the heels of Isabela Granada's equally tragic and untimely death.
Another sad news for the showbiz industry, after Ms. Isabel and now you, Franco. Not really a fan of Hashtag but Franco caught my attention whenever I watch Showtime. May you rest in peace.— ??? ???? (@vvonderfulv1230) November 11, 2017
Franco and Isabelle didn't expected their death. So let us cherish & enjoy every second of our life to the fullest, We may not know when ?????— Charlies Barnachea (@becharlified) November 11, 2017
Franco's death is an eye-opener to everyone. Death chooses no age. Life's too short to not live life to the fullest..???? condolence to your family.. You're now safe in God's arm. #hashtag_franco— jnos (@mamaeeeyy) November 11, 2017
Mis isabel and @Hashtag_Franco death is a proof na no matter who you are, how healthy you are, if it's your time, it's your time. So live life to fullest ??— ?????? (@GalangFrancelyn) November 11, 2017
It was a heartbreaking reminder that life is "full of sudden goodbyes."
franco's death made me realize that if it's your time, it's your time. so stop wasting a single second for nonsense things. death has no age— tine ???? (@superteleleng) November 11, 2017
It's sad, but life is full of sudden goodbyes. RIP Franco. pic.twitter.com/x4yVBmOZ85— DONG (@donggeez) November 11, 2017