Family of Joey 'Pepe' Smith opens wake to public

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 30 2019 11:30 AM

MANILA -- The family of the late Pinoy rock veteran Joey "Pepe" Smith has decided to open the OPM legend's wake to his fans and supporters.

According to ABS-CBN News reporter Mario Dumaual, public viewing of Smith's remains will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, until 9 p.m. on Friday, February 1, at Venice Chapel, Loyola Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque.

Smith passed away on Monday morning. He was 71.

Prior to his death, the musician underwent eye operation and suffered a stroke in November 2017.

Before his successful solo career, Smith was part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz Band with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, known for their hits "Beep Beep," "Balong Malalim," "Titser's Enemy No. 1," "Himig Natin," "No Touch" and "Kahit Anong Mangyari."

In December 2017, Smith said in an interview that he would like to believe that his songs were his biggest legacy.