- Rico J. Puno died on October 30 at the age of 65
- Several celebrities posted on social media to express their shock and sadness over his sudden death
- Among them was Ogie Alcasid, who is a close friend of the late singer
The nation is mourning the death of Rico J. Puno, who died today, October 30, at the age of 65, due to heart failure.
KAMI learned that several celebrities took to social media to express their sadness over the loss.
Most of the celebrities who reacted on social media were singers who got to work with the OPM legend.
“This man was the reason I wanted to be a singer. His voice, his charm, wit and entertainment style has wowed millions of opm fans all over the globe. I am deeply saddened to hear that he has now joined our creator. More than being my idol, he was a dear friend. Everybody loved and adored the great Rico J. Puno. Rest now rico. The whole country applauds you for your contributions as a singer, and entertainer and as a public servant.”
“Rest in His peace kapitan. I’m in total shock at this news.”
“#ricojpuno we will miss you! Now that you are in heaven, behave! We love you!”
“Rest In Peace, Rico J. Puno. Your distinctive voice that lent itself to so much of the music of my childhood will not be forgotten. To Tito Rico’s family, my deepest condolences.”
Zsa Zsa Padilla
“R.I.P. Rico Puno. Shocked to hear about your sudden passing. We will always remember your beautiful songs and your unique way of interpreting them.”
“Very very Sad news. I’m still in shock,,,RIP Rico J.Puno”
“R.I.P. to one of OPM’s legends, the one & only Rico J. Puno. Thank you for the laughter, the music, all the advice when i was just starting in this industry, for making me a part of your countless shows, the friendship, simply everything. Rest in God’s loving arms. My sympathy & prayers to the family & loved ones of Coriks.”
“R.I.P. Rico J. Puno. One of the greatest Filipino vocalists ever. Helped define the Manila Sound. Essential records. Purveyor of Taglish Soul. My Disco Manila 2 dream headliner.”
“Goodbye, #RicoJPuno. You were a great entertainer, a good pal, a caring person. I remember our gigs with fondness; you enjoyed seeing Lola Masay cringe at your dirty jokes. She loved you. Miss you, bro. To your family, prayers for strength, and heartfelt condolences.”
Just several weeks ago, Rico declared that he was ready to go back to work as a singer and as a judge on the Tawag ng Tanghalan segment of It’s Showtime.
He underwent a triple bypass surgery in 2015 and suffered a stroke in 2016.
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