Veteran entertainment journalist, TV host Ricky Lo dies at 75
MANILA, Philippines — Veteran entertainment columnist and TV host Ricky Lo passed away on Tuesday. He was 75.
This was confirmed by the Philippine Star where Lo was a long-time entertainment editor and columnist.
In a Facebook post, the broadsheet expressed its deep sorrow over Lo’s passing.
“You will be remembered, Sir Ricky,” The Philippine Star said in a statement.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Entertainment editor and columnist Ricky Lo on May 4, 2021.”
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“Ricky Lo popularized the decades-long Funfare column in The Philippine STAR, and was a highly respected journalist in showbiz circles,” it further read.
Lo’s career in entertainment journalism dates back to the late 1960s. First with the old Manila Times, then with Philippines Daily Express and the Manila Chronicle.
Known for his exclusive interviews and showbiz scoops, Lo also co-hosted in entertainment talk shows in ABS-CBN and GMA-7.
In 2001, Lo also published a book – a compilation of exclusive interviews with celebrities and other personalities titled, “Conversations with Ricky Lo.”