'Napakasakit Kuya Eddie' singer dies

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 03 2015 08:28 AM | Updated as of Apr 03 2015 04:28 PM

An undated photo of singer Roel Cortez, taken from the his Facebook fan page.

MANILA – Singer Roel Cortez, who is best known for the OPM hit "Napakasakit Kuya Eddie," has passed away.

According to a report from entertainment website Pep, Cortez died on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. after battling colon cancer.

Cortez also popularized the folk song "Baleleng."

Cortez's remains are currently at Ever Funeral in Barngay Pantoc, Meycauayan, Bulacan.

He will be laid to rest on April 9, the report said.