Singer-composer Bodjie Dasig, who popularized songs like ‘Ale (Nasa Langit Na Ba Ako)’ and ‘Sana Dalawa and Puso Ko’ passed away in California on Tuesday.
Dasig composed songs and produced albums for various Filipino artists, such as Rico J. Puno, Rachel Alejandro, Ariel Rivera, Lani Misalucha, and Odette Quesada, a fellow singer-songwriter who eventually became his wife.
In 1993, Dasig received several Awit Awards for “Best Performance by a Group”, “Best Ballad” and “Record of the Year” for his hit song “Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko”.
He later pursued on a career as a jingle writer and musical scorer for the local advertising industry. Then, together with Quesada, they eventually settled in Southern California and involved himself in advertising for the Filipino Community.
News of Dasig’s death was confirmed thru APO Hiking Society member Jim Paredes over Twitter. “Confirmed: Bodie Dasig, songwriter of ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko’, husband of Odette Quesada passed away today too. OPM just lost 2 greats,” Paredes said.
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