Veteran entertainment editor and columnist Ricardo F. Lo has died. He was 75.
In a social media post, broadsheet The Philippine Star, where Lo had served as the entertainment editor since 1986, "expressed deep sorrow" over the death of the showbiz columnist.
The showbiz journalist, known for his exclusive items and scoops in his columns Conversations with Ricky Lo and FunFare, died past 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday (May 4) due to a stroke, according to his sister Susan Lee. He had just celebrated his birthday on April 21.
Born in Tabaco, Albay, Lo took up AB English at the University of the East and started his career in entertainment journalism in the '60s.
Before writing a column at Philippine Star, Lo started his stint as an entertainment journalist in The Manila Times and The Manila Chronicle. From 1969 to 1972, Lo worked as editorial assistant of Variety magazine, the Sunday supplement of the old Manila Times where he started his Funfare column.
After this, he joined the Philippine Daily Express first as staff writer of its Express Week magazine and then as deskman of The Evening Express and eventually its main broadsheet. He later went on to work as editorial assistant for its Sunday magazine, Weekend, until 1986.
Lo did stint as entertainment editor- first at The Manila Times, The Manila Chronicle, and then at The Philippine Star He was also the host of GMA 7's Startalk, and a co-host of comedy talk show CelebriTV from the same TV network.
He was also one of the hosts in ABS-CBN's entertainment show The Buzz.
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