Singer Paul Toledo succumbs to heart attack


Posted at Mar 11 2011 09:02 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2011 05:02 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Circa 1980s singer-songwriter Paul Toledo died 10 p.m. Thursday from a heart attack inside a taxi in a southern Manila suburb.

His remains lie at the Funeraria Filipinas in Pamplona, Las Piñas City, along the Alabang-Zapote Road, fronting the Pamplona Uno barangay hall.

The website of the Performers Right Society of the Philippines (PRSP) lists songs like “pasosyal-sosyal” and “Lumba, Lumba” as among Toledo’s compositions, which he also sang.

These pieces are vaguely remembered now as novelty songs which became popular in the 1980s.