Admired Entertainment News Editor Ricky Lo Passes Away


There’s no brighter and revered editor in the industry than Ricky Lo when it comes to showbiz and entertainment.

However, on May 4, the admired and well-loved veteran writer, editor, and TV personage Ricky Lo passed on because of a stroke.

Ricky Lo’s sister, Susan Lee, broke the news and confirmed it through an ABS-CBN newscast.

Many people in the industry cannot hide their heartache and mourn for his death.

After earning his degree from the University of the East, he pursued his career as an editorial assistant. He landed the job for Manila Times Variety magazine back in 1969.

He rose in his chosen profession through his passion and diligence and became among the notable entertainment editors in the 80’s for The Philippine Star. It’s the career post he held until his untimely passing.

In 1999, Ricky Lo then joined The Buzz and co-hosted with many entertainment shows until 2015.

One of his most controversial written pieces in the showbiz industry was in 2020 when he wrote a column that involves the actress Nadine Lustre.

With the current health crisis, Ricky Lo was among the senior citizens who also had the COVID-19 vaccine on April 13, 2021, which he celebrated by posting through his social media account and being his last post on Instagram.

Ricky Lo’s last printed piece was for the Star and was published on May 5.

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Lois I.