MANILA -- Local celebrities took to social media to mourn the death Filipino rock legend Joey "Pepe" Smith. He was 71.
The sad news was shared online by his daughter Daisy Smith-Owen on Monday morning.
Smith-Owen said Smith was rushed to the hospital early Monday.
The musician suffered a stroke in November 2017 and also recently underwent eye operation.
Before his successful solo career, Smith was part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz Band with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol. The group is known for its hits "Beep Beep," "Balong Malalim," "Titser's Enemy No. 1," "Himig Natin," "No Touch" and "Kahit Anong Mangyari."
Local stars such as Kean Cipriano, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Ogie Alcasid remembered Smith as they posted their messages and photos of the rock 'n' roll icon on their respective social media accounts.