“Hari ng Kundiman” Ric Manrique Jr. passes away at 76

Image by Ric Manrique Jr.'s Facebook post

“Hari ng Kundiman” Ric Manrique Jr. p*********y on Saturday in the U.S. due to diabetes complications.

In an article by Bombo Radyo Philippines, his son Ronald Manrique confirmed the sad news saying his father died of cardiac arrest at age 76.

It was in 2002 when Ric started to live in America but he goes back home to the Philippines from time to time.

Ronald said his father requested to be cremated in the United States, probably because most of their family members reside there.

Ricardo “Ric” Manrique, Jr. (23 May 1941 – 23 September 2017) was a Filipino Kundiman singer. He is known as one of the two Hari Ng Kundiman (Kings of Kundiman) in the Philippines, alongside Ruben Tagalog.

He was a member of the Mabuhay Singers in the 1950s. He recorded his first album in the early 1960s, and recorded most of his songs with Villar Records.

Songs and albums popularized by Ric Manrique include: