I found out on Friday after work when I opened my Facebook account. I was quite surprised because I didn't know he was diagnosed with Leukemia, and now he's died already.
I do remember the first time he broke into the music scene with "Mga Kababayan Ko". I was in elementary school and I had memorized this rap song. Haha.
Here's a link to Francis M's final blog entry: a Free Mind
It's on Multiply, you can add to the 3000+ messages there.