Razorback drummer’s cousin: Please stop sharing suicide video

By: - Reporter
/ 05:50 PM January 16, 2019
Brian Velasco - Razorback drummer

Brian Velasco of Razorback. (Photo from his Facebook account)

MANILA, Philippines — A cousin of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco has appealed to the public to stop sharing the live video of Velasco’s suicide, saying it’s too painful for their family.

“May I request my friends here on facebook who might come across my cousin Brian Velasco’s last video post, to politely ask people who are sharing it (if you know them personally) and persuade them to refrain from doing so and to pull it down from their newsfeeds?” Rbee Ablan wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.


I love you Kuya Brian C. Velasco! I'll miss you so much cuz!!! 😭 I can't believe it. #RIPP.S. May I request my friends…

Posted by Rbee C. Ablan on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

“It is too painful for family and friends to see such a tragedy appear on our feeds, especially for those who’s lives he touched,” he added.

Ablan told that he is a first cousin of Velasco.

Ablan also urged the public to offer a kind prayer to Velasco. He also said that their family has other beautiful ways to remember the band member.

“There are many better and more beautiful things to remember Brian by, memories of him that we would rather keep alive to bring a smile to our hearts in this dark time,” he said. “We urge you to kindly offer him a prayer for his eternal rest instead. Thank you.”

Another netizen, who declined to be named, also asked the public to stop sharing the video of Velasco’s tragic death.

“Yung mga may kopya ng video huwag niyo na i-share yan. It is traumatic enough for us who love the guy. Wag niyo na ulit-ulitin ipost. Hindi na namin gusto makita,” the netizen wrote.


Ablan then noted that a funeral service for Velasco would be held at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque from Thursday to Sunday. The cremation will be on Sunday.

Earlier, Velasco posted a live video on Facebook as he leaped to death.

READ: Razorback drummer livestreams plunge to death — producer

Persons feeling they need assistance may call Hopeline hotlines 804-HOPE (4673); 0917-558-HOPE (4673); or 2919 (toll-free number for Globe and TM subscribers). /atm

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