Pinoy rock singer Karl Roy dies

Karl Roy, the lead vocalist of Filipino bands Kapatid and P.O.T. passed away at 1:01AM Tuesday.

He was 44 years old. This was announced by Kathryn Roy (Karl’s sister) on Facebook.

“It is with deepest sadness that I share the news of Karl’s passing. He was called Home today 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),” she posted.

Although the cause of death wasn’t clear, Karl had suffered from a heart ailment and had multiple strokes. A benefit concert was even held for him in 2008.

He was the frontman of the band Advent Call in the 90’s. When it disbanded, he formed P.O.T. and later Kapatid.