OPM Total Entertainer Rico J. Puno dies at 65

OPM Total Entertainer Rico J. Puno dies at 65

Fans and followers of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) were saddened by the news that OPM icon Rico J. Puno passed away Wednesday morning (October 30, 2018). He was 65. On Instagram, his sister-in-law Anna Puno confirmed the sad news:

“I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment and say a prayer to one of the most respected singers in the country.

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I cannot help but say 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.”

(Photo source: Instagram – @annapuno)


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