Hotdog Guitarist RENE GARCIA Passes Away At 65
Karen Jane Ng
The lead guitarist of iconic Filipino band Hotdog, Rene Garcia, has passed away at 65. His bandmate and brother Dennis confirmed that Rene died of cardiac arrest this weekend.
Among the celebrities who paid respect to the Manila Sound pioneer were Joey de Leon and Zsa Zsa Padilla who was the vocalist of Hotdog at one point.
To Hotdog’s Rene Garcia...— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) September 3, 2018
ROCK IN PARADISE !
Rest In Peace Sir RENE GARCIA. I will never forget the time when we were given the privilege to sing your songs at the Nescafe Open Up Party in Cebu way back 2000. You will always be the heart of the MANILA SOUND. We will miss you terribly. #Hotdog #ManilaSound pic.twitter.com/woTnCorXRv— LUKE MEJARES (@lukemejares) September 2, 2018
As a tribute to Rene Garcia, MYX will air MYX PRESENTS HOTSILOG on Tuesday September 4 at 9pm. The one-hour special features Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Anne Go, Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, Jed Madela and other singers performing the unforgettable hits of Hotdog like "Manila", "Pers Lab", "Panaginip", "Bongga Ka Day", "Annie Batungbakal", "Ikaw Ang Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko", and more.