APO Hiking Society member Danny Javier died at the age of 75 on October 31, 2022. Justine Javier Long, his daughter, confirmed the news on Facebook on Monday, saying that he died from “complications owing to his prolonged sickness.” Let’s see how did APO Hiking Society member die and Danny Javier cause of death in detail.
How did Danny Javier die?
Danny announced in a Facebook post in 2020 that he suffers from “underlying health difficulties with his heart, lungs, and kidneys.” Heart attack is Danny Javier cause of death.
His daughter, Justine Javier Long shared Danny’s death statement on her Facebook page and the message reads,
“In life, as in his death, our Pop never stopped fighting for what he loved, what he believed in, and what he was passionate about. He left this world with his passion and his strength of will intact and we know he would not have it any other way,” Justine said.
Long asked for “respect for our family’s privacy” while they planned the arrangements for Javier’s tribute and funeral, which they will disclose later.
“Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, prayers, and condolences at this difficult time,” she wrote. Quoting lyrics from the famous APO Hiking Society song “Awit ng Barkada,” Long said, “Sa lungkot at ligaya, hirap at ginhawa, kami’y kasama mo.”
Danny Javier cause of death
Daniel “Danny” Morales Javier, the famed Filipino musical group Apo Hiking Society’s lead vocalist, passed away on Monday, October 31.
In 2020, Danny disclosed on his Facebook account that he had “underlying health concerns with my heart, lungs, and kidneys.” He suffered from illness especially congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, and peritoneal dialysis.
Javier died at 5 p.m. due to cardiac arrest at the National Kidney Transplant Institute, where he had been receiving treatments, according to his brother George. Therefore, Danny Javier cause of death was cardiac arrest.
The trio also established themselves as familiar faces on television, particularly with their various programs like “Sang Linggo nAPO Sila” on ABS-CBN in the late ’90s.
In response to requests for a reunion show in 2022, when the three members had reconciled their political differences, Garrovillo claimed that it was “not physically conceivable,” given Javier’s illness.
Javier, a survivor of hepatitis, renal failure, pneumonia, emphysema, heart failure, diabetes, and sepsis, had a near-death experience in 2011. Javier lived in General Santos City and had been traveling frequently to the US.
Javier stated that “recovering from many medical issues” was his excuse for missing the performance in February. He specifically cited peritoneal dialysis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure.
With Boboy and Jim, Danny co-hosted the popular noontime program “Sang Linggo nAPO Sila” in the 1990s. He was also a performer and a business owner.
Famous figures in the local music community posted condolences on social media after his passing.
Who is Danny Javier?
Daniel Morales Javier was a Filipino singer-songwriter, musician, actor, television personality, and businessman who lived from August 6, 1947, to October 31, 2022. Along with Boboy Garrovillo and Jim Paredes, he was regarded as one of the founding members and main vocalists of the well-known musical group The APO Hiking Society.
He introduced the term “OPM” (Original Pinoy Music, Original Philippine Music, or Original Pilipino Music), which originally referred to Philippine pop songs, especially ballads, and any musical composition made by a Filipino and which rose to popularity in the country from the late 1970s to the present.
A few of Javier’s compositions are Just A Smile Away (1992), Lumang Tugtugin (1992), Pag-ibig (1978), Pumapatak ang Ulan (1978), Kaibigan (1978), Doo bidoo (1978), Kabilugan ng Buwan (1980), Blue Jeans (1981), Di Na Natuto (1985), Kumot At Unan (1991), Awit ng Barkada (1991), Just A Smile Away (1992), (1999).
Javier was born in Abuyog, Leyte, and is the brother of the comedian George “Dyords” and the son of Leonardo “Andok” Javier Sr. of Leyte. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier Jr., who also owns the Andok’s Litson Corporation food chain, is a former mayor of Javier, Leyte, and the current vice governor of the same province.
Both San Beda University and Ateneo de Manila University were attended by him. Mica Javier, a singer, and actress is his niece. Jobim, son of Javier, was a stage performer in Eto Na! Musikal nAPO, a musical adaption based on the first tribute album Kami nAPO Muna, as well as a radio DJ at Jam 88.3.
Javier also started a T-shirt company based on the figure Pidro, a guy from the Philippines’ countryside who traveled to Manila in search of money, called Pidro: Ang Saplot Ng Bayan.
Tributes to Danny Javier
Odette Quesada posted,
Woke up to the sad news of your passing. Like most Filipinos growing up in the 70s and 80s, I grew up listening to your songs on the radio. I admired you as a songwriter and as a singer. I am glad I was able to tell you this in person. Rest in Peace Danny Javier, you may be gone, but your music will live on in our hearts.
Lea Salonga posted,
Rest In Peace, Tito Danny Javier. Thank you for all your beautiful music.
One Music PH tweeted,
Danny Javier, one-third of arguably OPM’s most illustrious pop trio the @APOHIKINGSOC Apo Hiking Society, just passed away on October 31. RIP & Thank you for the music, Sir.
Elytista Lines posted,
Rest in peace Danny Javier of Apo Hiking Society. Salamat sa musika.
Danny Javier, one-third of arguably OPM’s most illustrious pop trio the Apo Hiking Society, just passed away October 31. He is also a celebrated songwriter and is widely known to have coined the term “Original Pilipino Music (OPM)”.
The company sends their deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Danny Javier. Tight hugs to Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo. The APO help built OPM to what it is now. Your legacies are cemented for the ages. Thank you for Danny.
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