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Philstar Family mourns the death of Ricky Lo

Veteran entertainment columnist Ricky Lo died at the age of 75 and his Philstar family will always remember his generosity and kindness.

For several years, the column of Ricky was one of the most-read items in The Philippine Star. He is one of the most respected writers in the industry and for 50 years he maintained this reputation.

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Ricky, who was born Ricardo Lo in Las Navas, Northern Samar on April 21, 1946, of Chinese descent, has been an Associate Editor and an Entertainment Editor for 35 years of Philstar.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of the East. Editorial Assistant at Variety magazine was his first job in this industry from 1969 to 1972. It was a Sunday edition of the Manila Times where he began his FunFare column.

After that, he became a Deskman of The Evening Express after he joined the Philippine Daily Express as Staff Writer. Later on, he was on its broadsheet. The next position he took was the  Editorial Assistant for the Sunday magazine Weekend and this lasted until 1986.

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Following his stint in The Manila Times as the Entertainment Editor, he transferred to The Manila Chronicle with the same position and eventually landed on The Philippine Star. In the latter media entity, he revived his FunFare column. Aside from that, he was publishing his Sunday column titled Conversations with Ricky Lo.

He also published two books, “Star-Studded” and “Conversations with Ricky Lo.” Aside from writing, he also did hosting stints in the past. He became part of ABS-CBN’s “The Buzz” in 1999 and GMA’s “Startalk” from 2008 to 2015. His hosting projects also included “The Ricky Lo Exclusives” and “Showbiz Stripped” on QTV 11.

The veteran showbiz columnist and host passed away on the night of May 4. Based on the article in Philstar, his sister Susan Lee asked for privacy and so she did not divulge further details of her brother’s death.

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