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Celebs mourn death, pay tribute to Razorback’s Brian Velasco

By: - Reporter
/ 01:05 PM January 17, 2019

Image: Facebook/Razorback

Notable names in show biz mourned and paid tribute to Razorback drummer Brian Velasco, who died on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

The drummer of the iconic OPM rock band passed away in an apparent suicide, which he documented in a now-deleted Facebook live video.

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Singer Ogie Alcasid extended his condolences to the bereaved family of Velasco, and offered prayers for them and his friends.

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Meanwhile, television host and former Ateneo volleybelle  Gretchen Ho hoped that Velasco’s life would “be a reminder for us to be kinder to others, and to ourselves.”

Both Ebe Dancel and Raimund Marasigan only tweeted “Bri” and “Brian…,” apparently saddened and shocked about his death.

Wolfgang frontman Basti Artadi remembered his friend with photos of them together with friends. “Yesterday was for crying….today and days to come are for remembering,” Artadi wrote in his Instagram post Thursday, Jan.17. “I love you Bri and I will miss you very very much.” 

Razorback,  on its Facebook page, posted that they lost their “brother” and that their hearts are broken.

Today we lost our brother….and our hearts are broken…..we love you and we will always miss you Bri. #rzrbk

Posted by Razorback on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Velasco joined Razorback in 1996 when the band’s original drummer, Miguel Ortigas, left the band.

Meanwhile, Velasco’s remains were brought to the Paz Funeral Homes in Parañaque City. The Manila Police District also said that his family has asked to stop its investigation into his death.  /ra

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