Losing a loved one is one of the hardest battles in life that anyone can face; realizing that you will no longer see and get to hug the special person in your life is truly hard to accept. In fact, some said that one has to go through the stages of denial, resentment, bargaining, and despair before they will be able to accept the fact that their loved one is gone for good.
Recently, the showbiz world was shocked by the news that the veteran singer and Original Pinoy Music (OPM) icon Rico J. Puno has already bid his final goodbye not just on his singing career but also in life, for good.
This sad news was confirmed by her daughter Tosca Camille Puno, she said that her beloved Papa succumbed to heart failure at the age of 65. He had his final breath at exactly 1:56 a.m while confined at St. Luke’s Medical Centre in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
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In a Facebook post, Tosca expressed her heartfelt message for her father, thanking him for all the good times and honoring her responsible and loving father.
“Papa salamat po sa lahat! Mahal na mahal po kita! You were a great provider and a great & sweet father! Thank you for staying strong just to be with us and spend time with us longer. The best po ang mga bondings natin! Ma-mimiss po kita!” Tosca wrote.
“This is not the last time we will sing together papa. Until we see each other again in His time and sing before the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus! No goodbyes just see you laters! I’m sooooo proud to be your daughter! Soo proud of you Papa Rico J. Puno! Love you pops!” she added.
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Meanwhile, his son Rox Puno also took to social media to narrate his last moments with his Papa Rico.
“It was 1:56 am, i arrived 1:26 am he fought, as he said a few months earlier ‘lumalaban ako para sa mga mahal ko sa buhay,’” Rox wrote.
“Ang hirap pala pag ikaw na yung nasa sitwasyon nato. Ang bigat pala i said to myself kaya ko to but wala tao lang ako umiiyak ka nalang. I did not post earlier kasi still can’t believe kahit kaharap ko sha. He waited for me pag dating ko sa hospital niyakap ko sha and then i heard yung last breath nya, d ko alam na yun pala yung pagnagpapaalam, i just started crying…” he added.
In the end, Rox also expressed gratitude to the supporters of his father.
“I was lucky to have had precious time with him. I’m happy to have had good talks with him at his house and not showing any sign na nahihirapan sha kahit napapansin ko naman. I always kiss him whenever i go home but this time i am kissing him goodbye kasi alam ko nakay Lord na sha. Salamat sa lahat ng sumoporta sa Tatay ko na kinikilala nyong si Rico J. Puno. Papa ksama mo na si lola at lolo at si tito Dolphy sila naman pasayahin mo dyan , happy kami dito kasi d ka na nahihirapan. iloveyou papa!” Rox said.
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