Veteran showbiz columnist Ricky Lo died at the age of 75.
Veteran showbiz columnist Ricky Lo, who was also a television host, died at the age of 75. Ricky’s death was confirmed by his family.
According to a report on ABS-CBN News, Ricky’s sister Susan Lee said that Ricky died on Tuesday past 10:00 in the evening. Susan also said that the cause of Ricky’s death was “stroke”.
Ricky had just celebrated his birthday last April 21, 2021.
Ricky was known as the long-time entertainment editor of The Philippine Star, where he also had his daily column, starting in 1986.
The Philippine Star released a statement on Facebook, saying “You will be remembered, Sir Ricky”.
Ricky became a host of showbiz talk shows on television as he was known for his showbiz scoops and exclusive interviews. For a time, Ricky co-hosted GMA-7’s “Startalk” and ABS-CBN’s “The Buzz”.
Aside from being a columnist and a television host, Ricky also published a book, “Conversations with Ricky Lo” in 2001.
In an article on Philstarlife.com, Ricky was described as “a beloved figure in the entertainment industry” as he often got interviews with the biggest stars in local showbiz that no other journalist could.
Ricky also interviewed theater actors and Hollywood A-list celebrities throughout his 50-plus-year career.