Rico J Puno Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Parents, Cause of Death, Nationality, Net Worth, Ethnicity and Songs

Rico J Puno Biography – Rico J Puno Wiki

Rico J Puno born Enrico de Jesus Puno, was a Filipino singer, comedian, and television host. He was born on February 13, 1953 in Manila, Philippines.

Rico J. attended MAPA High School and completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration at Philippine School of Business Administration.

He sought for employment and even applied as a Bell Boy in which he was not hired. He applied as a Folk Singer in various Manila Clubs such as Spindle. One afternoon in the 1970’s; the famous American Motown group, The Temptations along with the Executive Producers from Vicor Records had lunch at The Palazzi where Rico J. Puno was having his regular gig. The Motown group was so impressed with the Folk Singer that one of the members of The Temptations sang with him. Mr. Puno was later on invited by Mr. Vic Del Rosario to visit their office. Vicor Records proceeded in making Rico J. Puno’s first record.

He was one of the hosts of GMA Network’s noon time Variety Show, Lunch Date alongside Orly Mercado, Toni Rose Gayda, and Chiqui Hollman. Later on, Rico J. and Hajji Alejandro led RPN 9’s Chibugan Na with Arnel Ignacio, Michelle Aldana, Chiqui Pineda, Gino Padilla, Abs-Cbn’s Pilipinas Win na Win and Happy Yipee Yehey.

He represented Makati City, in the Manila area, as a city councilor from 1998 to 2007, and was re-elected in 2016 after losing a 2010 race for vice mayor. He had planned to run again in 2019.

Rico J Puno Age

He was born on February 13, 1953 in Manila, Philippines and died on October 30, 2018 in Manila, Philippines at the age of 65.

Rico J Puno Parents

He was born to Nanay Corazon and Tatay Felipe Puno. He was the eldest among the six siblings who grew up in Balic-balic Sampaloc Manila.

Rico J Puno Wife

His wife was Doris Tayag.

Rico J Puno Children

He had two children: a daughter, Tosca Camille Puno and a son, Rio Puno.

Rico J Puno Death

His family through his sister-in-law Anna Puno confirmed his death in an Instagram post: “I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment and say a prayer to one of the most respected singers in the country. I cannot help but say it was serendipitous that Starmedia prepared a solo 40th Anniversary concert for him and a US tour with the OPM stalwarts and colleagues just recently. Little did I know that this is his Final Bow in the live entertainment world. We will forever miss the TOTAL ENTERTAINER…but his songs will forever cherish in our hearts.”

Rico J Puno Cause of Death

His cause of death was cardiac arrest. He had triple-bypass heart surgery in 2015.

Rico J Puno Nationality

He was a Philippine.

Rico J Puno Net Worth

This information about his estimated net worth is being updated.

Rico J Puno Songs

Puno, who started his music career in the mid ’70s had hit songs such as Kapalaran (Fate), Buhat (Ever Since), Macho Gwapito (Gorgeous Young Man), Lupa (Soil), Damdamin (Feelings), May Bukas Pa (There’s Still Tomorrow)”, Ang Tao’y Marupok (People Are Weak), Magkasuyo Buong Gabi (Together Through the Night) – a duet with Elsa Chan – and his Filipino rendition of You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).

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