“Rest in Peace Karl Roy!”
MANILA, Philippines—Karl Roy, 43, grandson of the late Senator Jose J. Roy of Moncanda, Tarlac who had made a name for himself as vocalist of several rock bands since the 1990s, died early Tuesday morning, his sister Kathryn announced.
“It is with deepest sadness that I share the news of Karl’s passing. He was called Home today (Tuesday) at 1:01 a.m. Manila time (Tuesday, March 13th), surrounded by those who loved him most – mommy, Keith, Kevin, Krys, his daughter Arianna, and our cousin Jack (Roy-Duavit),” Kathryn posted on her Facebook account, though without saying the cause of Roy’s death.
“Please continue to pray for Karl. He brought so much joy to others but, unfortunately, did not have enough of it in this life. He’s in a better place now, with Lolo Pepe, Lola Conching and Daddy.Thank you for your kind words and your prayers,” she added.
Earlier reports said the cause of his death was cardiac arrest but younger brother Kevin was quoted later in various media that it was due to complications from pneumonia.
Tuesday night, it was officially announced that Roy’s wake will start at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine in New Manila, Quezon City.
The announcement also said those who will pay their last respects are encouraged to bring photographs for the memorial wall.