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Pinoy rockstar Pepe Smith passes away

The King of Rock and Roll, dead at 71

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

1/28/2019 in News
Pinoy rockstar Pepe Smith passes away

Filipino rockstar Pepe Smith passed away today, January 28. He was 71 years old.

The King of Rock and Roll's daughters confirmed the news on social media this morning. Daisy Smith-Owen wrote a touching Facebook post for her father.

"Thank you for everything, Papa Bear ko. Thank you for being the best Dad in the world. I know you're in the best place now, no more pains Papa. I will see you in few days. I love you to the moon and back. 🙏"

Sanya Smith also shared a photo with her dad on Instagram.



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Pepe has had a long history of cerebrovascular problems. He had a stroke every year from 2015 to 2017. Before his death, he was rushed to the hospital for an undisclosed reason. The family has yet to publicly confirm the cause of death.

Pepe shot to fame in the 70s as a pioneer of Pinoy Rock.

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