Papa Dom of Tropical Depression passed away

Dominic "Papa Dom" Gamboa, the lead vocalist of the '90s reggae band Tropical Depression, died on Wednesday, December 18. 

He died a day before his 48th birthday
Photo is from the late musician's Facebook page

According to news reports his family has requested privacy at this time. 

No details given regarding the cause of his death and his wake.

OPM singer Gamboa's passing on Wednesday afternoon, was confirmed via a post on the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Dominic Gamboa got his influence from Bob Marley, he was credited for popularizing reggae in the local music scene. 

His band, Tropical Depression, was known for incorporating Philippine indigenous instruments with its music.

Produced four albums between 1993 and 2004, including popular hit songs "Kapayapaan" "Bilog Na Naman ang Buwan" “Paraisong Pinangako”.

Tropical Depression was also composed of Pexx Holigores, Lito Crisostomo, TJ Espinola, Mike Llacar, Omnie Saroca, and Lala Lejeune.


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