Several Pinoy celebrities express grief over the death of Rico J. Puno
Veteran singer Rico J. Puno dies at the age of 65 and several Pinoy celebrities expressed their grief on social media.
He passed away due to cardiac arrest but prior to this, his health already underwent low points.
Rico had open heart surgery in 2015 and in 2017 he got a new pacemaker.
The OPM Legend was supposed to do a concert for his 40th anniversary but sadly that will not happen.
His sudden death caused emotional outburst among his fellow celebrities in the Philippine entertainment industry.
Through the social media, these celebrities paid tribute to Rico J. Puno.
On Twitter, singers Lea Salonga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Leah Navarro and Jessa Zaragoza wrote their emotional message to the veteran singer.
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.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) October 29, 2018
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.
— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) October 29, 2018
— Jessa Zaragoza (@iamjessaz13) October 29, 2018
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.
— Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) October 29, 2018
Ogie Alcasid wrote that Rico is the reason why he wanted to be a singer.
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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. #ricojpuno
Mr. Pure Energy Gary said that he is still shock of Rico’s death.
Concert King Martin Nievera wrote a message with a touch of jest as he said, “we will miss you! Now that you are in heaven, behave!”
Martin’s son Wish 107.5 DJ Robin Nievera, also reminisced the memory of Rico J. Puno.
Entertainment columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal shared this: “He is Lola Lala’s favorite that’s why my mom always invited him to be our special guest.”
— Dolly Anne Carvajal (@dollyannec) October 29, 2018
Jenine Desiderio thanked the OPM Legend for his contribution in the music industry in the Philippines.
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… https://t.co/1UD9zMYu0b
— Jenine Desiderio (@jeninedesiderio) October 29, 2018
This is also the thought of Jhong Hilario’s post.
Bailey May said that Rico is such a kind and humble man.
R.I.P Rico J Puno.
A kind and humble man. You will always be rememberd for the great music you blessed us with. If it wasn’t for your song “May Bukas Pa” I would not be where I am today.
Love and Prayers to family and friends 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/KJBbCm11qp
— BAILEY MAY (@BaileyMayNU) October 29, 2018
Kuya Kim Atienza shared that he grew up listening to the songs of the veteran singer.
I grew up with your songs dear koriks. You will forever be my icon. Rest in peace Rico J! #namamasyalpasaluneta
— kim atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) October 29, 2018
Marissa Sanchez who is supposed to be with him in his upcoming concert wrote an emotional message.
I am dumbfounded at the moment. I am still awake, since i am learning the song “MAGKASUYO” for our DUET! I got this news just now from my bestfrnd @iamjessaz13 from the account of our… https://t.co/lDOz1JEuek
— Marissa Sanchez (@TrulyMarissa) October 29, 2018