Singer-composer Bodjie Dasig, the person who popularized several hit songs like 'Ale (Nasa Langit Na Ba Ako)' and 'Sana Dalawa and Puso Ko' died in California on Tuesday.
He 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 switched 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 by 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.