Stephen Ku, a Filipino-Chinese singer and songwriter famous for his songs “Kapit Lang” and “Pasko Nga Ba?”, passed away yesterday, May 29, 2022.
This was confirmed in a post made by his family, which says “In loving memory of Stephen Ku. It is with heavy, broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother, Stephen Ku. The larger than life husband, father, uncle, son, brother, partner and friend, beloved to so many, has gained his angel wings at 3:50 p.m. yesterday,”.
Stephen Ku was a successful artist as he became the lead vocalist of several independent bands such as Fat Sessions. Ku is also remembered as one of the budding artists mentored by Wyngard Tracy, the late prominent artist manager who represented various Filipino artists including Side A.
During his music career, Ku’s songwriting rose to prominence as it focused on spreading positivity and hope during times of difficulty. His first hit single “Kapit Lang” was written by Ku during the peak of the pandemic where he drew inspiration from. This is a motivational song about finding the good in the bad and always holding onto a beacon of hope during tough times.
Aside from being a singer, Ku is also known as the go-to person for organizing iconic and memorable parties that were always the talk of the town. Whether it is in Xylo, The Palace Manila, Tides Boracay or The Draft, Ku’s parties were always a hit, making him one of the ‘legendaries’ in the Manila nightlife scene. To add to this, Ku is the co-founder of Worldwide Womb, which introduced international DJs such as Steve Aoki and Tiesto into the Filipino nightlife. He is also the brains behind the famous Eventscape Manila and Bora Bound events.
Support and condolences poured on social media as family, friends and fans of Stephen Ku shared their special moments with him.
Ku’s family shared for those wishing to pay their final respects that Stephen Ku’s wake will be held at Chapel 6 of the Heritage Park, Taguig from May 31 to June 2.