Tributes from showbiz and non-showbiz personalities over how Ricky Lo touched their lives lit up social media today following the death of the highly regarded entertainment journalist last night.
Apart from showcasing his brilliance as the entertainment editor and columnist of The Philippine Star, he also co-hosted talk shows on GMA-7 (Startalk) and ABS-CBN (The Buzz)—all of which made him a highly esteemed journalist in the showbiz industry.
Here’s how some of the entertainment veteran's good friends and colleagues reacted to his passing:
“You either feared or loved him—depending on how you ended up on his powerful column,” journalist Karen Davila wrote on Twitter, describing him as a “tough act to follow.”
Ricky Lo. Rest in Peace. Truly the passing of an era in showbiz reporting.— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) May 4, 2021
Kind & soft spoken but would always get the scoop! He was always first. You either feared or loved him - depending how you ended up on his powerful column. Tough act to follow. @PhilippineStar pic.twitter.com/3hxiCVEwgj
Journalist Teddy Boy Locsin called him “a media icon, deservedly so; an immortal in his genre.”
For former senator JV Ejercito, he was “one of the nicest persons I have met in the showbiz world.”
RIP Ricky Lo.— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) May 5, 2021
One of the nicest persons I have met in the showbiz world. pic.twitter.com/vPAcBc7Y6e
Singer Jayda Avanzado expressed her love and appreciation for his beloved ninong on Twitter.
rest in peace ninong ricky lo ??— jayda (@jaydaavanzado) May 5, 2021
will always be grateful for his support for me since the beginning...
Actor and politician Alfred Vargas also thanked the entertainment journalist for “the genuine friendship and support throughout the years.”
Godspeed, Ricky. May you find peace in the Lord’s embrace.— Alfred Vargas (@AlfredVargasPH) May 5, 2021
Thank you for the genuine friendship and support throughout the years. You will always be in my prayers.
Rest in peace, my friend ??????
For his part, actor Richard Yap shared a newspaper article recently published by the veteran columnist about him. “Another good soul gone too soon,” he captioned his Instagram post.
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Television journalist Lynda Jumilla-Abalos said she is grateful for the time they spent together as good friends and colleagues. “Thank you for the lessons, the encouragement, and for being a steady voice of reason,” she wrote on Twitter.
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