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Danny Javier of APO Hiking Society passes away

Danny Javier of APO Hiking Society has passed away. He was 75 years old.

His daughter Justine Javier Long confirmed the news on Facebook, Monday, saying he died from "complications due to his prolonged illnesses."

"In life, as in his death, our Pop never stopped fighting for what he loved, what he believed in and what he was passionate about. He left this world with his passion and his strength of will intact and we know he would not have it any other way," she wrote.

The Javier family is asking for respect and privacy as they arrange details of his wake. They are also full of gratitude towards everyone for the "outpouring love, prayers, and condolences at this difficult time."

"Maraming salamat po. Ramdam na ramdam namin ang pagmamahal ninyong lahat para sa kanya."

"Sa lungkot at ligaya, hirap at ginhawa, kami'y kasama mo."

This update came after his friend and fellow APO Hiking Society member Boboy Garrovillo said in an online interview with that "Danny is not well," but is recovering.

In 2020, Danny revealed in a Facebook post that he has "underlying health concerns with my heart, lungs, and kidneys."

Boboy took to Facebook to mourn the loss of his friend.

"Just feeling the loss of an old faithful friend who knew what love is although sometimes it just doesn't show. My friend lives on in his music," he said.

Among APO Hiking Society's hits include "Batang-Bata Ka Pa," "Panalangin," and "Bawat Bata."

Rest in peace, Danny Javier.

—Franchesca Viernes/MGP, GMA News