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KUAM remembers "Savage K"

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joaquin Concepcion better known as "Savage K". He passed away this morning in Washington after fighting stomach cancer for the past two years. Here at KUAM you would see him with his guitar thinking up his new hit song, his passion for music started at a young age with his father who has been a musician on Guam for more than 50 years - it was only natural that KC would share that same passion it's a passion and love for music that never stopped throughout his battle, often times posting jam sessions with his father on YouTube.

Prior to leaving for Washington, KC worked here at KUAM as a master control operator and radio producer. He would constantly talk about his love for Guam, was passionate about the need to preserve our island culture. He was a close friend to all of us and despite his passing we honor him by "Living Life Alive", a mantra he lived up to every day despite his fight against cancer. "Cherish the moments you have in life because you don't know when it's gonna end, you know? And do your best to be the best person you can is all I can say," he expressed in an interview.

Our condolences go out to Emily and the children, as well as his family in Guam and in Washington.

A mass will be held for KC tonight at 7 o'clock at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Tamuning followed by a rosary at his family's home in Tamuning.

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