The ’90s local reggae band Tropical Depression frontman, Dominic “Papa Dom” Gamboa, died on Wednesday, according to Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM).
Papa Dom is the founding member and lead vocalist of the Philippines most popular reggae band, Tropical Depression which popularized the hit song, “Bilog na Naman ang Buwan,” “Kapayapaan,” and among others.
Papa Dom’s family requested privacy at this time after disclosing the cause of the singer’s death and no details regarding his death had come up.
But according to the latest report based on the source of disk jockey Rico Robles his passing is due to kidney disease and he had left behind his wife and two sons.
Papa Dom’s career spanned for more than two decades in Philippine music industry and he contributed much and left remarkable legacy by popularizing reggae in the local music scene through incorporating indigenous instruments as a way of presenting their genre of music.
Between 1993 and 2004, Tropical Depression had already released four albums including the hit album/single “Kapayapaan.” The prominent local reggae band was composed of Pexx Holigores, Lito Crisostomo, TJ Espinola, Mike Llacar, Omnie Saroca, and Lala Lejeune.
Watch Tropical Depression’s “Kapayapaan”