Mike Shapiro, world renowned drummer and producer, has died.

He was 57.

The sad news was confirmed in a statement by his wife, singer and social media star Katrina Velarde, on Tuesday.

She said in part: “Prayers for the repose of his soul are most appreciated and I would like to request for privacy during this difficult time.”

Mike and Katrina tied the knot in a ceremony held in Tagatay only last May.

Mike worked prior with the likes of Natalie Cole, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, and Will.i.am.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/17/katrina-velarde-mourns-passing-of-husband-mike-shapiro/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=katrina-velarde-mourns-passing-of-husband-mike-shapiro)