Veteran director Federico “Direk Toto” Natividad died at the age of 63.
Federico “Direk Toto” Natividad, a veteran director who also served as a barangay captain in North Bay Boulevard South Kaunlaran in Navotas City, died at the age of 63.
His passing was announced by Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco, who also paid him respect.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Tiangco said that he was saddened to announce the death of Direk Toto Natividad.
“Isa na namang masipag na serbisyo publiko at matapat na katuwang ng pamahalaang lungsod sa paglaban sa pandemya ang nawala sa atin. Ikinalulungkot po nating ibalita ang pagpanaw ni Kap. Toto Natividad, punong barangay ng North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) Kaunlaran,” Tiangco said.
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Based on a report on Inquirer, the cause of Natividad’s death wasn’t disclosed but his family set up a GoFundMe page last April 22, saying that Natividad was “diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia”.
Natividad was best remembered for directing action movies that starred the likes of the late Eddie Garcia, Ian Veneracion, Cesar Montano, and Victor Neri, among many others. According to a report on Manila Bulletin, Natividad was the director of the longtime TV series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” among other shows.
Aside from being a director, Natividad was also the barangay chairman of North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) Kaunlaran.