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Pinoy rock icon Pepe Smith dies

Pinoy rock legend Joey "Pepe" Smith has passed away. He was 71.

His death was confirmed by one of his daughters on Facebook.

"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," Daisy Smith-Owen said.


Smith-Owen said her father had trouble breathing. 

A former member of the seminal Pinoy rock group Juan Dela Cruz Band, Smith suffered his third stroke in 2017, with the first leaving him with a speech impediment.

Juan Dela Cruz were responsible for hits like "Balong Malalim," "Beep Beep," "No Touch" and "Himig Natin."

Post-Juan Dela Cruz, Smith released a solo album in 2005 called "Idiosyncrasies." —KBK, GMA News

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