5 Oct - The Dawn bassist Mon Legaspi has recently passed away.
The news was shared by the band on social media on 3 October, stating, "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. We ask respect for the privacy of Mon's family in this painfully difficult time."
On the other hand, Wolf Gemora of Wolfgang's fame wrote, "Mon Legaspi was the fourth bassist of Wolfgang. We had thought we were already complete with the acquisition of our first bassist. Then the next. And the next. But it was only when Mon joined up that Wolfgang was finally complete."
"Never, ever settle for anyone or anything until you find the right person and/or situation that will make you thrive."
Mon was first known through his collaboration with rock band Wolfgang as a bassist and songwriter in the 90s, before he joined The Dawn in 2002. Among the latter's hits include "Salamat," "Iisang Bangka," and "Tulad Ng Dati."
He was 54.
(Photo Source: The Dawn PH FB)