Nobody ever thought that the Aliw’s 40th Anniversary Concert will be Rico J. Puno’s last concert. It was very shocking and caused sadness to Rico J. Puno’s family, fans, friends and co-workers. It was in the morning of October 30 where Anna Puno, Rico J. Puno’s manager and sister-in-law, confirmed that the legendary OPM singer’s life ended at the age of 65 due to a heart ailment.
The public knows that Rico J. Puno is already suffering from heart complications and undergone operation. He underwent open heart surgery in 2015 and also went through angioplasty last 2017. But still, nobody expected the tragedy because Rico J. Puno did not show any signs of struggle or pain.
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Rico J. Puno being an actor and comedian, many celebrities mourned for him. They have reached out to the family of the late singer and actor their sincerest condolences and sympathy. Several celebrities expressed their sadness and stated how the legendary OPM singer and actor changed and influenced their life especially in their careers.
In a recent report in ABS CBN news, it was in Aliw’s 40th Anniversary concert which was the last concert Rico J. Puno took part with. In the Aliw’s 40th anniversary concert, several other legends in music industry are with Rico including Hajji Alejandro, Imelda Papin, and Pilita Corrales. According to the report, Rico J. Puno conveyed how thankful he is for the people who attended the concert. The president of Aliw, Alice Reyes, expressed and showed their deep sorrow because “a giant in Philippine live entertainment” has been gone. She also added, “Rico was a dear friend whose passing has created a void that can never be filled. My deepest condolences to his family.”
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According to the report, Aliw awards stated their gratitude to the late Rico J. Puno for being a part of their 40th anniversary concert even though he just came out from medication that day. Until today, many people are still very grateful for having Rico J. Puno in their lives even for a short time. The OPM legend has touched and changed many lives even the people he did not meet in person. His achievements and contribution to the Philippine music industry will forever be in our hearts and will always be cherished until the next generation. His works will be remembered and will be preserved for the next generation and also for the growth of the Philippine music industry. Rico J. Puno will always stay in our memories and hearts.
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