Drummer posts own leap to death on FB Live

By Erma Edera

Brian Velasco, drummer of a rock band Razorback, fell from the balcony of a condominium in Malate, Manila causing his death on Wednesday morning.


Velasco even took time to say goodbye to his friends in a group chat page. The incident was captured on his phone’s Facebook Live app at around 9:45 a.m. on January 16.

His last words were: “Pakialagaan niyo na lang si Pochito. Here we go.”

Velasco allegedly died after falling from the 34th floor of a condominium along Vito Cruz Street in Malate, Manila at around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 16, Manila Police District (MPD) case investigator said.

He landed on a canopy but no other persons were hurt, the investigator told the Manila Bulletin.

One of his neighbors in the said condominium also witnessed the incident.

The video has since been taken down.

According to MPD, the family has requested privacy in this trying time.

Velasco, a former drum instructor at RJ Guitar Center, joined Razorback as replacement for Miguel Ortigas.

After vocalist Kevin Roy parted ways with the band, Velasco’s bandmates were Tirso Ripoll, Manuel Legarda, and Louie Talan.