Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia dies at 42

PHOTO: Slapshock on Facebook

PHOTO: Slapshock on Facebook

The Philippine music industry mourns the sudden death of Slapshock frontman Vladimir "Jamir" Garcia. He was 42 years old. 

Jamir's body was reportedly found lifeless in his residence in Brgy. Sangandaan, Quezon City earlier today, November 26.

The vocalist of the iconic Filipino heavy metal band was then rushed to Metro North hospital but he was declared dead on arrival. 

The investigation to determine the cause of Jamir's death has now been turned over to the Quezon City Police District. 

The sad incident shocked  Slapshock's fans as well as the music community, with some celebrities taking to social media to express their sadness.

Slapshock also changed its Twitter profile picture to black to mourn Jamir's untimely passing.

Slapshock was formed in 1997 and became known for their songs such as "Agent Orange," "Langit," "Anino Mo," and more. 

The band is one of the pioneers in popularizing the new metal genre in the Philippines. 

Rest in peace, Jamir.

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