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Vladimir “Jamir” Garcia, the frontman of the recently disbanded Filipino heavy metal group Slapshock, has died at the age of 42.

According to a report from the Quezon City Police District, Garcia was found lifeless at his home in Brgy. Sangandaan by his aunt on Thursday, November 26. He was rushed to Metro North Medical Center and Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead.

The OPM icon’s death happened only a couple of weeks following the band’s decision to dissolve, which principally stemmed from a royalty dispute involving the singer.

As of press time several sources claim that Garcia’s passing is reportedly a case of suicide by hanging, although such information has yet to be confirmed.

This is a developing story.

Update:

Garcia’s sister, Cheloana, has executed a written waiver manifesting that they are no longer interested in conducting further investigation as their family is convinced that the singer took his own life (via CNN Philippines).


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