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Comments and Remarks: Harry, Just got word that Gordy (Gordon Matthew Gale) also known as drummer, was found dead in a hotel in Makati. Suicide is a possibility but I've learned from you never take things on their face in this country. Anyway, he was a great guy and I wanted you to know.
I am in shock. I have known Gordy for a very long time. The last time I saw him was at the opening at Tony J's and he was in high spirits. I can't imagine that he would commit suicide.
I received this information from someone who knew Gordy. It might explain a few things.
"He was destitute and desperate. He sent a blanket email asking for help to repatriate in order to see his dying mother for the last time. His lease on his apartment was up a couple of days ago, and he was asking around for information on cheap accommodations in Thailand. He was found in a hotel in Makati with a .38 with the serial number filed off."
American found dead in Makati hotel
By Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 10, 2014 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - A 59-year-old American man was found dead in a room of a Makati City hotel on Friday afternoon. A report reaching the Southern Police District identified the victim as Gordon Matthew Gale of Casa del Mar, Baloy Beach, Olongapo City. Gale checked into the hotel in Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo at about 1:37 p.m. on Thursday. Gale told the hotel staff that he would be staying overnight, according to police.
At about past 3 p.m. on Friday, hotel supervisor Michael Puzon and assistant supervisor Rescon Talagua found Gale’s body when they checked his room after he failed to answer their reminder of his check-out time. Gale was lying on the bed with blood on his face. An Armscor .38 caliber revolver with serial number 31555 was found near the right side of his body, police said. The victim’s body was then taken to the Veronica Funeral Home. The Makati City police said the United States embassy was informed of Gale’s death. Investigators are still looking at the possibility of foul play in the incident.