Alamid Vocalist Gary Ignacio passed away on Friday, April 17. According to his friend Benjie Cruz, Ignacio, who had been battling bone cancer for years, passed away at 2:50 p.m. The 49-year-old was confined at the intensive care unit of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute when he died due to multiple organ failure. His remains will be at Sto. Rosario Village Chapel in Barangay Baritan in Malabon City. Watch the video of my favorite song, “Your Eyes” from Alamid.

Gary Ignacio

Alamid Vocalist Gary Ignacio passes away at age of 49.

Gary Ignacio, who was behind the hit singles “Your Love,” “China Eyes,” “Sama-Sama”, “I Just Wasn’t Brave Enough”, and inspirational song “Hesus” was featured in “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” February this year, where he revealed his health condition.

Alamid is a Filipino rock band. The two main members Gary Ignacio and Dexter Facelo met while attending the St. James Academy in Malabon. In 1993, they signed to Warner Bros. Records (Warner Music Philippines) and released three albums. Their hit single “Your Love” was named Song of the Year at the NU107 Rock Awards in 1995.

In 2006, it was covered by Erik Santos generating renewed interest in the band, although Ignacio and Facelo constituted the band at that time. They were managed by Dodong Viray until his demise. They had further success with the songs “Just Wasn’t Brave Enough”, and “Still Believe in Love while the intro to “China Eyes” was used for ABS-CBN sitcom Palibhasa Lalake.

In 1995 the song “Batibot” was used as a theme song for a children’s show by the name. They collaborated with the rapper Francis Magalona on the song 1896. The band continues to play live both in the Philippines and abroad.

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