OPM rock icon Joey "Pepe" Smith has passed away at the age of 71.
The news was confirmed by by his daughter, Daisy Smith-Owen as she shared a photo of herself with the former Juan dela Cruz band member Monday morning.
"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," she wrote in her Facebook post.
According to his daughter, Smith, who suffered a stroke in November 2017, was rushed to the hospital early Monday.
Apart from making a name as bandmates with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, Smith went solo continuing his passion of enriching Pinoy rock.
In 2005, he released the album ‘Idiosyncracies’ which brought the hits like “Eto Na Ako” and “Ihip Ng Hangin.”
James is everywhere. He is so busy, but he never fails to make time with friends. He loves all types of music. He loves food. He loves to travel too, if time permits. James is everywhere and what he sees is what you get.