Pinoy rock icon Karl Roy dies

Posted at 03/13/2012 10:00 AM | Updated as of 03/13/2012 1:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino rock icon Karl Roy passed away Tuesday morning.

Karl's sister, Kathryn, announced her brother's death on her Facebook page.

"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 said.

"Please continue to pray for Karl. He brought so much joy to others but, unfortunately, did not have enough of it in this life. He’s in a better place now, with Lolo Pepe, Lola Conching and Daddy," she added.

It was learned Roy stayed in the hospital after doctors found out there was fluid in his lungs. He also suffered a stroke in 2007.

Roy was the frontman of the bands Advent Call, POT and Kapatid.