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Pinoy Rock Pepe Smith dies at 71

OPM Rock Icon Joseph “Pepe” Smith dies on Monday, January 28 at the age of 71. (Photo courtesy: Pepe Smith Official Facebook Page)

One of the well known OPM rock icons Pepe Smith passed  away on Monday, January 28 at the age of 71. pa

The news was confirmed by his daughter Daisy Smith-Owen on Facebook.

In her post, she said “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.”

The Pinoy Rock icon, whose real name was Joseph William Feliciano Smith, was rushed to the hospital early Monday, according to his daughter. It can be recalled that in November 2017, he had suffered a stroke and also underwent an eye operation.

Before his successful solo career, Smith was part of the iconic Juan Dela Cruz band with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol.

“Juan dela Cruz” band was best known for their hits “Beep Beep,” “Balong Malalim,” “Titser’s Enemy No. 1,” “Himig Natin,” “No Touch” and “Kahit Anong Mangyari.”

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