Richard Y. Tan, owner of Backbeat Artist Management and manager of Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Gloc-9, FRANCO, Moonstar 88, Typecast, Hilera, The Youth and Chicosci has passed away due to meningitis.
A few days ago, artists called for prayers on their respective social media sites as he was rushed to the ICU but lost his battle at 5:00 AM this morning, June 3, 2012.
The entire music industry is mourning his passing and remembers his valuable contribution to the music scene. He mentored and took care of some of the best rock bands in the industry today and has given his knowledge to a lot of young acts who also aspire to make it in the business.
RIP Richard and thank you.