Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia passes away at 42

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia passes away at 42

Jamir Garcia, vocalist of Filipino rock act Slapshock, has passed away. He was 42.

On Thursday morning (11/26), the nu metal legend behind 'Carino Brutal,' 'Agent Orange,' and 'Misterio' was found lifeless in his Quezon City home by his aunt. Garcia was rushed to the Metro North Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Garcia's death was confirmed by Quezon City Police District Talipapa Police Chief Lt. Col. Colonel Christine Tabdi, who ruled his death as suicide. 

The news of his passing follows Slapshock's disbandment last October.

Slapshock were one of the Filipino acts, alongside Greyhoundz and Queso, that led the charge of nu metal in the country in the late '90s. They were initially scheduled to release a new album in celebration of their 23rd anniversary, following 2017's Atake.

Members of the local music and entertainment industry—from Greyhoundz vocalist Reg Rubio, Pedicab and Cheats guitarist and former PULP Magazine music editor Jason Caballa, to music photographer Niña Sandejas—took to social media to express their grief and remember the late Slapshock vocalist, while adding reminders to respect Garcia and his family's privacy.

 
 
 
 
 
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Fans also took a moment to share their condolences and tributes to Garcia.

Stream Slapshock's iconic 1999 debut album 4th Degree Burn below.


 

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