Rico J. Puno’s sudden passing at 65, leaves the industry weeping

Rico J. Puno’s sudden passing definitely brought tears to the country. His iconic hits like “Kapalaran”, “May Bukas Pa”, “Macho Gwapito” and “Magkasuyo Buong Gabi,” have been a huge part of our childhood. That’s why many Filipinos were definitely devastated upon hearing the heartbreaking news.

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Anna Puno, Rico’s sister-in-law, confirmed the news on her Instagram. Her post immediately circulated the web and has broke the hearts of millions.

On her lengthy post, Anna encouraged the people to send their prayers for the OPM legend. She also expressed how shocked she was upon hearing the news. Anna also thanked him for his wonderful personality and stressed that she’ll definitely miss the late artist.

“I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno – has [redacted] this morning (Tuesday). It was serendipitous that Starmedia prepared a solo 40th Anniversary concert for him and a US tour with the OPM stalwarts and colleagues just recently. Little did I know that this is his Final Bow in the live entertainment world. We will forever miss the TOTAL ENTERTAINER…but his songs will forever cherish in our hearts,” she said.

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Many of his fans and celebrity friends immediately gave their goodbyes to the singer. All of them were definitely emotional as they give their condolences to his family. Stars like Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, and Lea Salonga also thanked the 65-year-old artist for his love and kindness. Not only that he was a good friend, but he has also inspired them to hone their crafts in the industry.

Besides his singing career, Rico J. has also delved into acting and politics. He was currently confined at

St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, Taguig, when he suffered heart failure.

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Source: Inquirer