It’s Showtime hosts’ tribute to former Tawag Ng Tanghalan judge Rico J. Puno
It’s Showtime hosts paid tribute to former Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) judge Rico J. Puno.
After several years of giving superb entertainment with a touch of humor to his audience, Rico succumb to his failing health.
His health has been an issue to his political career as Mayor Nancy Binay revealed that was his reason why he transferred to another party.
Rico J. Puno’s unexpected death brought grief to many celebrities and those who enjoyed his music throughout his career.
He was able to make several hit songs that will continue to linger in the memories of music lovers.
As a former judge of TNT, hosts of It’s Showtime expressed their emotions on social media for losing a pillar of music industry.
Vice Ganda said that his thank you to Rico for making him feel loved. “Lagi naming sinasabi na favorite namin ang isat isa,” the comedian-host added.
Before this day ends i wanna say THANK YOU to Rico J. Puno. Lagi naming sinasabi na favorite namin ang isat isa. Napakabait nya sakin at mahal na mahal nya ko. At ganun din ako sa kanya. Mamimiss kita. I-Hi moko sa tatay, lola at lolo ko ha. ❤️ U Koriks!!!
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) October 30, 2018
Anne Curtis was shocked upon hearing the sad news and she said she will miss the OPM legend. “Rest in peace Tito,” Anne wrote.
Saddened to hear about the news of the passing of one of our dear TNT Hurados Mr. Rico J. Puno. Rest in peace Tito. You will be missed 💔
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) October 30, 2018
“Your music and memories will stay forever,” Jhong Hilario said on his post for Rico J. Puno. He also thanked the veteran singer.
Jugs Jugueta shared that he felt so lucky to have the chance to meet the veteran singer. He also said that he wanted Rico to sign his “plaka” but that will not happen anymore.
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Paalam, Idol Yangku Rico J! Napaka-suwerte ko at nakilala kita, at nakatrabaho kita. Napakarami mong napaligaya at napatawa… maraming salamat po! 🙏🏼 Sayang lagi kong nakakalimutang dalhin itong plaka kong ‘to… hindi ko na mapapa-pirmahan sa yo, idol. 😢🙏🏼 Pahinga na po. We love you. 😘❤️
Billy Crawford wrote that the Rico and his music will not be forgotten even if he is not here anymore. “The last time we saw each other, we performed together in @itsshowtimeofficial_ig I will forever cherish that!” he reminisced.