Bassist of The Dawn and Wolfgang Mon Legaspi passed away at the age of 54 after suffering from cardiac arrest on Monday.
Bassist of rock bands The Dawn and Wolfgang, Mon Legaspi, died at the age of 54 on Monday from cardiac arrest as confirmed by his bandmates.
The Dawn issued a statement on their Facebook page on Monday, announcing the death of their bassist.
“It is with deep, deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our brother Mon Legaspi. He joined our Creator earlier tonight due to cardiac arrest. Mon fought hard in the ICU and we are utterly heartbroken at the loss of a supremely professional musician, and a dear friend. Our sincerest condolences to his family and his brothers in Wolfgang and Kontra,”
The band ended their statement by asking the fans to respect the privacy of the musician’s family in this time of grief.
Wolf Gemora, a member of Wolfgang also took time to pay tribute to the late band member.
“It was only when Mon joined up that Wolfgang was finally complete,” Gemora said. “Never, ever settle for anyone or anything until you find the right person and/or situation that will make you thrive.”
Thelma Bowlen, Legaspi’s ex-wife and radio personality, also remembered her late ex-husband, reminiscing about their newfound friendship despite separating in a Facebook post.
“We started as friends, were band mates, and eventually exes that shared a beautiful daughter. I’m at a loss for words,” she wrote. “I’m deeply saddened and heartbroken for our daughter and our grandson he won’t get to meet.”
“See you on the other side, Mon. You are missed,” Bowlen added.
Legaspi’s former band The Dawn was known for their hits “Salamat,” “Tulad ng Dati,” and “Iisang Bangka,” among others, while Wolfgang’s discography includes songs “Halik ni Hudas,” “Lion in Cages,” and “Cast of Clowns.”
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