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Rock N' Roll In Heaven, Pepe Smith


Written By: Arem Bolalin


Filipino Rockstar, Joseph William Feliciano Smith, or mostly known as “Pepe Smith” died on January 28, 2019, at the age of 71.



Daisy Smith-Owen, one of the daughters of Pepe Smith, wrote an emotional Facebook post confirming the death of the Filipino Rock icon.


“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.”


He suffered from a stroke last 2017 and had an operation on his gallbladder last 2018. However, the main cause of his death is not yet confirmed by the family.



Numerous celebrities showed their sympathy and mourn the loss of the rock legend. Jugs Jugueta, the vocalist of the band ‘Itchyworms’ posted in Twitter, “Mahal ka namin, Pepe! Maraming Salamat sa lahat!”


James Jimenez also wrote in Twitter, “I guess even rolling stones need to rest. And the hereafter could use a little Pinoy rock. Pepe Smith is dead, long live #PepeSmith.”


King of Filipino Rock may be physically gone, but his music will stay alive and continue to rock.