The Mysterious Circumstances Surrounding the Blackjack Singer’s Cause of Death


The world of music was left in shock when news broke out about the tragic demise of the renowned Blackjack singer. Known for his unique style and captivating performances, the singer’s untimely death has left fans and fellow artists in a state of disbelief.

Early Life and Career

Born on July 25, 1969, in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines, the Blackjack singer, whose real name was Joseph Amoto Formaran, was also known as Joey Blakdyak and Blakjak. He was of Jamaican descent through his American serviceman-father who was once stationed in U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay in Olongapo where he met Joey’s mother.

Blakdyak started singing in high school in Castillejos, Zambales. He began to earn money from singing when some comedian-performers included him in their shows performing in provinces. He soon migrated to Manila and formed his own band. In 1997, Viva Records discovered him and immediately signed him up to record an album. With his hit singles “Good Boy” and “Noon at Ngayon”, Blakdyak became the first local solo reggae act to achieve success in the entertainment field.

The Tragic End

On November 21, 2016, the world woke up to the shocking news of the Blackjack singer’s death. According to reports, he was found dead inside his condominium unit in Sampaloc, Manila. His head was covered with a plastic bag, but the circumstances leading to his death are unclear. The Manila Police District said there were no evidence of forced entry. However, some of the late singer’s possessions were found scattered on the unit’s floor.


The Blackjack singer’s cause of death remains a mystery. His sudden and tragic demise has left a void in the music industry that will be hard to fill. His music and legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of his fans and fellow artists. His life serves as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. As investigations continue, fans around the world hope for closure and justice for their beloved artist.

Doms Desk

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