OPM Legend, Enrico de Jesus Puno AKA Rico J. Puno, passed away Tuesday morning at 65 years old.
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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. 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.
It was announced by his sister-in-law, Anna Puno, via instagram.
“I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno – has passed away this morning (Tuesday),” Anna said on her Instagram account.
He is also known as The Total Entertainer due to his on-stage performance as singer and tongue-in-cheek humor.
He is known for his songs “May Bukas Pa”, “Macho Gwapito”, “Lupa”, and many more.
He is also last seen in “I can see your voice” as a contestant and he also guest starred as Engelbert “Daga” Moreno in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Our deepest condolences to Rico J. Puno’s family and relatives.