- Kean Cipriano is currently mourning over the passing of his friend in the music industry, Jamir Garcia
- Jamir, the frontman of Pinoy heavy metal band Slapshock, was found dead inside his own house in Quezon City on November 26
- Kean then took to social media to pen a tribute post about Jamir upon learning the shocking news regarding the 42-year-old musician
- The Callalily frontman also recollected Jamir’s good characteristics and his notable life advice to the former
Kean Cipriano is currently mourning the passing of his friend in the music industry, Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Kean said he was really shocked upon learning the news about the 42-year-old musician who was found dead inside his own house in Quezon City.
Kean likewise enumerated Jamir’s good traits and his notable life advice to the former.
“Napakalungkot at napakabigat ng balita na bumungad sakin ngayong araw na to.
Kanina ko pa sinasabi sa sarili ko na sana fake news.. hanggang ngayon hindi parin ako makapaniwala.
Isa Jamir sa mga pinaka humble na taong nakikala ko sa music industry.
Tuwing magkakausap kami, palagi syang may advice na makabuluhan. Kumbaga, no Bullshit. Naaalala ko pa dati, habang sabay kami na kumakain sa airport, sabi nya sakin na “Huwag kang matakot na tumanggi sa mga offers na hindi worth your value. Kasi siguradong may darating na mas maganda at mas malaki. Wag mo ever ibababa yung Value mo.”
At dala dala ko yun hanggang ngayon. Alam ko na hindi lang business advice yon. Advice yon sa buhay mismo.
Napakataas ng respeto ko sa taong to. Hindi lng dahil magaling syang musikero, pero dahil pinakitaan din nya ako ng respeto na hindi ko basta basta natatanggap sa lahat ng musikero lalo na nung panahon na nagsisimula ako. Nung panahon na pakiramdam ko hindi kami sinseryoso ng mga artists na nauna samin, si Jamir yung isa sa mga nagparamdam sakin na parte ako ng industriyang to.
Nakakagulat tong balita na to. Nakikiramay ako sa buong pamilya.
Rest in Peace @jamir_garcia. Salamat sa lahat.”
Vladimir Jamir Garcia was known for being the vocalist of Slapshock. The band first came together in 1997, and was one of the pioneers of the Philippine heavy metal scene. Chee Evora, Lean Ansing, Jerry Basco, Clarison Requiroso and Lee Nadela were his bandmates.
The band recently admitted that due to the pandemic, they faced many trials. This led to their disbandment after 23 years in the Pinoy music scene.
KAMI previously reported that he was found lifeless in his home in Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City on November 26. Jamir was rushed to the Metro North Medical Center and Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
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