Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) — Filipino folk and rock legend Heber Bartolome has died, his brother Jesse Bartolome confirmed on Monday night. He was 73.

The famous singer and songwriter was best known for his hits “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy” and “Nena.”

Online tributes poured in for Bartolome as netizens learned about his passing. His Facebook page has been filled with people sharing photos and memories of the folk singer.

Renowned writer Lualhati Bautista was among the many who remembered Bartolome, simply writing “Paalam, Heber [Farewell, Heber].” 

Born on Nov. 4, 1948 in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Bartolome also taught Filipino literature at the De La Salle University. He also had a degree in fine arts from the University of the Philippines.

He was the founder of the band Banyuhay, and was also behind the hits “Karaniwang Tao,” “Pasahero,” and “Almusal.”

Bartolome’s family has yet to release a statement on his passing.