Razorback drummer Brian Velasco was reported dead today.
According to news reports, he committed suicide by jumping off a building.
Manila police said that the 41-year old musician , was found lifeless at around 9:45 am. He was at the safety canopy covering the first floor of the Malate, Manila condominium building where he resides. Police said his remains were brought to the Paz Funeral Homes in Paranaque City.
Razorback’s official Facebook page also confirmed the news.
Brian’s family has yet to release an official statement on his passing.
However, some social media posts said that the Razorback drummer was allegedly on FB live when he ended his life.
RIP Brian Velasco of Razorback.— gdg film (@gdgfilm) January 16, 2019
tumigil yung mundo nun napanood ko yung livestream video. will always be a fan of your drumming skills.
I heard from a friend that Razorback's drummer Brian Velasco has just committed suicide by jumping off a building. And he did it via FB live.— Pepe Alas (@JoseMarioAlas) January 16, 2019
Some netizens saw the disturbing video and was heartbroken. It was even circulated earlier but was taken down as many called for respect.
Bran Velasco joined OPM rock band Razorback in 1996.