Madami ang nagdalamhati sa pagpanaw ni Ricky Lo, isa sa respetadong entertainment journalist sa bansa.
Sa tweet ni Ali Sotto, binahagi niya ang kanyang huling mensahe kay Ricky Lo noong April 21, ika-75 birthday ng batikang showbiz editor.
My last text message to @therealrickylo last April 21, his birthday. The deep grief over his passing is tempered by the knowledge that I have expressed my love for him. Say it while you can, people. Leave no room for regret. pic.twitter.com/onkgZEj3kI
— Ali Sotto (@ali_sotto) May 4, 2021
Ayon naman kay Karen Davila, ang paglisan ni Lo ay ‘passing of an era’ sa showbiz reporting.
“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,” saad ng ABS-CBN journalist.
Nagbigay-pugay din ang mga kasamahan ni Ricky sa Philippine Star, kung saan nagsilbi siya ng 35 taon bilang entertainment editor.
We deeply mourn the passing away last night of one of our very dear collegues @The Philippine Star Entertainment/Associate Editor Ricky Lo, 75.He is the best remembered for the many scoops & blind items on the personalities who later confirm them true. We will miss you Sir Ricky.
— Marichu Villanueva (@ichuvillanueva) May 5, 2021
Local entertainment press has just lost a precious gem. RIP Tito Ricky! Your credibility and big scoops will be missed. https://t.co/oEa17i4fja
— Edu Punay (@edupunay) May 4, 2021