'Jose Rizal' director Marilou Diaz-Abaya dies

Posted at 10/08/2012 9:39 PM | Updated as of 10/08/2012 9:39 PM

MANILA - Multi-awarded director Marilou Diaz-Abaya has passed away.

Abaya, who was battling breast cancer, died at the hospital at 6:45 in the evening.

Some of her most well-known works include "Tanikala," "Muro-ami," and the "Jose Rizal" biopic.

Her final film was the religious family drama "Ikaw ang Pag-ibig" in 2011, which commemorated the 300th anniversary of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. -- ANC, Rundown, October 8, 2012