Kidlat De Guia, Son of National Artist Kidlat Tahimik, Has Died


Kidlat Gottlieb Kalayaan De Guia—a son of National Artist Kidlat Tahimik (aka Eric De Guia)—has died. He was 43 years old.

Expressions of condolences have flooded social media, including one from his brother, Kawayan. According to reports, he was helping take down the exhibit of his father in Madrid, Spain when he collapsed and rushed to the hospital. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Kidlat is one of the three children of artist couple Kidlat Tahimik and Katrin De Guia. He was known as a photographer, filmmaker, and artist in his own right, having had exhibitions in multiple galleries over the years.

He is survived by his wife Lissa Romero De Guia and their two children, Kalinaw and Amihan.



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