Published: Sunday 28 January, 2018

RIP Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes: Veteran Director Dead After Heart Attack

Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes is dead. The award-winning director died Saturday night in Dipolog City after a heart attack. Maryo J. delos Reyes was just 65 years old.

The news of delos Reyes’ death was confirmed by June Rufino, his manager. Wake and funeral arrangements for Maryo J. delos Reyes will be announced later as his body is still in Dipolog awaiting transfer to Manila.

Direk Maryo, as he was known in local showbiz, was a good friend, mentor and director to many in Philippine show business. He started his career in the 70s and has created a volume of work both in film and television.

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Among his award-winning films were Magnifico and Naglalayag. Delos Reyes won the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film for Magnifico during the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004. In the same year, he was also awarded the Special Jury Award for the International Competition category for Naglalayag at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival.

Maryo J. delos Reyes has countless awards and recognition in local showbiz.

One of his most recent work was The Unmarried Wife last year.