‘Hotdog’ guitarist Rene Garcia dead at 65

By: - Reporter
/ 09:03 AM September 03, 2018

Hotdog band members (from left) Maso Diez, Dennis Garcia and Rene Garcia. Rene died Sunday night, Sept. 2, 2018, from cardiac arrest, his brother Dennis said. PHOTO COURTESY OF DENNIS GARCIA

The lead guitarist of the OPM band “Hotdog” Rene Garcia passed away Sunday night at the age of 65, Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported Monday.

Garcia died from cardiac arrest, the report said, quoting his brother Dennis Garcia.


The Garcia brothers formed Hotdog in the 1970’s with female lead singer Ella del Rosario.

It popularized Filipino hits like ‘Bongga Ka Day’, ‘Beh, Buti Nga’, ‘Pers Lab’, ‘Manila’, ‘Panaginip’ at ‘Annie Batungbakal.’ /cbb


Read Next
Follow @FMOrellanaINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Entertainment, Hotdog, OPM, Rene Garcia
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.