“Hari ng Kundiman” Ric Manrique Jr. passed away 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.
Songs and albums popularized by Ric Manrique include:
- 1995: D’yos Lamang Ang Nakakaalam
- 1997: Kundiman
- 2007: Ang Pasko ay Pag-ibig
- 2009: Ric Manrique Jr. Sings Ilocano Songs
- 2010: Sa Piling Mo
- 2010: Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak
- 2013: Magbalik Ka Lamang