Filipino Rock Icon Pepe Smith Passes Away at 71

Joey “Pepe” Smith passed away on the morning of January 28. He was 71 years old.

His daughter, Daisy Smith-Owen, says he was rushed to the hospital prior to his death. The official cause of death has not yet been announced, although many say that his health was already frail from three previous strokes.

Thank you for everything papa bear ko. Thank you for being the best dad in the world. I know youre in the best place now, no more pains papa.. i will see you in few days. I love you to the moon and back. ?

Posted by Daisy Smith-Owen on Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pepe Smith will always be remembered as the “Mick Jagger of the Philippines.” He was a pioneer of Pinoy rock, along with his group, the Juan de la Cruz band. He leaves behind hits like “Balong Malalim,” “Beep Beep,” “No Touch” and “Himig Natin” to commemorate his legacy.

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