OPM heavy metal band Slapshock Frontman Vladimir “Jamir” Garcia found lifeless in his home on Thursday, November 26. He was 42.
The Quezon City Police District received a report that the singer was found lifeless at his home in Brgy, Sangandaan, Quezon City, allegedly taking his own life. He was rushed to Metronorth hospital, however, declared dead-on-arrival at 10:20 AM.
Netizens expressed grief and mourned Garcia’s death on Twitter.
The MYX Philippines team extends our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia. A fierce performer on stage, Jamir was one of the nicest and humblest rockstars we’ve had the pleasure of working with. He will truly be missed in the OPM band scene. pic.twitter.com/kY7PCTG7YG— MYX Philippines (@MYXphilippines) November 26, 2020
RIP, Jamir. ?— Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino) November 26, 2020
“It’s all about Peace, Love and Music.”— brbque (@bassssste) November 26, 2020
— Jamir Garcia, Slapshock
Rest in paradise, Jamir Garcia of slapshock ??— judyyyy✨ (@judyanndg) November 26, 2020
Gone but never forgotten ? pic.twitter.com/uyRRuy2TIx
HUYYY AGENT ORANGE GET UP GET UP GET UPP!!!! JAMIR GARCIA OF SLAPSHOCKKKK I CAAANTTTT pic.twitter.com/ZzGXrIB2tU— . (@ohitsmmm) November 26, 2020
Hope that you’ve find the real peace, Sir Jamir. ? pic.twitter.com/pDCwOPU2VJ— Dwight Luna (@_duwayt) November 26, 2020
rip jamir ? pic.twitter.com/LhJ6LIiMZv— tinytan☘️ (@tan_paw) November 26, 2020
rest easy, sir Jamir!! pic.twitter.com/BFEhL8rMFV— guen (@notdoubleonlyU) November 26, 2020
WHILE READING THE NEWS IN FB I WAS SHAKING HOPING ITS A FAKE NEWS. BUT AFTER DIGGING FOR A RELIABLE SOURCE, I BURST INTO TEARS WHILE I SAW THE DEAD BODY OF JAMIR ?????— trixie ? (@trixieabcede) November 26, 2020
Thank you for being part of my childhood, Sir Jamir! I hope you will find the peace that you are looking for.??? 🙁 ??— Carl Henry (@carlxhenry) November 26, 2020
RIP Jamir Garcia of Slapshock. Loved your music when I was a kid.— LEC (@lordemers0n) November 26, 2020
Another one claimed from this life. RIP Jamir Garcia. Agent Orange was an anthem in my college years. pic.twitter.com/4nlJNgxHKN— Discount Praetor Suit (@MissAnDrawer) November 26, 2020
Slapshock, formed in 1997, is one of the most popular bands in the Philippines and even gained popularity abroad because of their eargasmic music. The band initially formed as a Nu-metal band, but eventually shifted to metalcore style.
The rock group has five members including Jamir Garcia (Lead vocals), Lee Nadela (Bass guitar), Lean Ansing (Lead guitar), Chi Evora (Drums), and Jerry Basco (Rhythm guitar, backup vocals). The quintet has received numerous awards and nominations from various award-giving bodies throughout its active years.
Some of their well-known songs include “Agent Orange,” “Sigaw,” “Misterio,” “Cariño Brutal,” “Unshakable,” and” Langit”.