MANILA - The Philippine fashion industry has lost a great talent.
Pepsi Herrera, best known for his elegant gowns that have become a staple at the annual Star Magic Ball, has passed away, one of his closest friends confirmed on Facebook.
He was 56.
"If I make a request, kindly say a little prayer for Pepsi. Let us all make him feel loved," posted Edwin Tan, who put up wedding gown store Adorata Weddings with Herrera, in his account.
The exact cause of death was not revealed. Herrera's body was cremated Friday afternoon. He will be laid to rest on Sunday at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig.
Herrera has established a presence in the local showbiz industry with the designer working with the likes of Kapamilya star Kim Chiu, who has expressed shock following the sudden passing.
"I still can't believe it. I'm shocked. RIP Pepsi Herrera. I love you always. Always," the actress wrote on Twitter.