LOOK: Family remembers Francis M on late rap icon’s 55th birthday

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Posted at Oct 06 2019 01:28 AM | Updated as of Oct 06 2019 12:54 PM

MANILA -- It has been more than a decade since he passed away. 

And Francis Magalona's children made sure to keep his memory alive, as they each took to Instagram Saturday to remember him on his 55th birth anniversary.

Maxene Magalona shared a photo of her father smiling while holding a piece of cake. She wrote: "Enjoy life. Eat cake. Happy birthday, Pop!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Enjoy life. Eat cake 🍰 Happy birthday, Pop! 💥🎂🎈 #FrancisMForever

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Saab Magalona uploaded a picture of her husband and two kids. For her caption, she said: "I remember him every single day through my husband who shares a lot of his best traits." 

"Through Pancho who has his kilay, and through Vito who has his cheeks (hehe). It’s been 10 years without him but his legacy will live on forever," Saab added. 

Elmo Magalona had a more lengthy message, writing: "Look up to the sky and tell me, what do you see." 

"I see Fifty-five stars formed to make tonight come alive, effortlessly staying alive, til they all have to go back home to get their well deserved rest," he added.

"Happy birthday Papa your people your energy and your message are all still alive in our minds and hearts. Love from all of us down here looking up to you, That will never change."

Meanwhile, Magalona's wife, Pia, shared with her followers on the site a photo of them together. 

"Hi, hoo! Today would've been your 55th bday, and I'm turning 55 in two days too. We had one of the best team-ups and although I miss you in the flesh, you’re just always in my heart." 

"We spent a great many years together and raised eight beautiful children while on a roller coaster ride through life. Cheers and LOVE to you, Mr Scientist! Happy Birthday to us." 

She also said that she and her family had offered a mass for the "master rapper," and that they had visited his grave. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.05.19 Mass for the master rapper ❤️

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