As Rico Yan Goes Home

Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan, March 14, 1975 - March 29, 2002 Photo from abs-cbn.com. Click to visit the ABS-CBN Rico Yan tribute pageIT APPEARS that most of us who believe in life after death agree where Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan, popularly known as Rico Yan, one of the role models of the Filipino Generation Txt, has gone at the end of his journey in this world.

In the postings that I contributed to my favorite online message boards, I said goodbye and thanked Rico for showing us how to live life to the fullest. I also asked him to please kindly say hello to my Mama, who went home up there seven years ago. One of my friends at Tinig.com Forums thanked Rico for being with us in People Power 2 as we fought for truth and justice. He also asked him to extend warm regards to Ka Tato (Renato Constantino), the great historian who sought to destroy the lies and deception that prevail in our official history. The youngest kaTinig, for her part, thanked Rico for the inspiration he has left for the youth and asked him to greet the Lord Jesus Christ and her beloved departed. Read full article.

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  1. The Rico Yan that i know in tele is very gwapo.
    It’s in his face and eyes that he really has a wonderful heart. I really hope that he is in heaven right now woth God. One thing that i can tell him if he is looking down from heaven is: Rico nealy all of as Filipino or even half Filipino we love you soo much, and we miss you. And (Rest In Peace). I will never forget you.

  2. Really, Rico is very close to me eventhough “feeling ko lang” he deserves to be a role model,he touches my lives he really has that goodness within himself….his smiles can bring lots of joy to me and my lola Cedes coz we are the no. fun of Rico…but we’re assured by our feelings that Rico is now having a great conversation with our dear Lord.It’s very hard to take that we cannot see him anymore in movies esp. in MTB. It’s quite sad and lonely but we should accept life as it is….thank you rico for giving me as sense of belongingness…luv u

  3. Although I don’t know him personally, he has touched my life. He was a role model. I admire him for being just simply himself. I remember myself looking forward to watching MTB everyday because he was part of the family. I have watched all his movies, and Oh, how I love watching him being paired with Claudine in the movies. That love team was perfect. But it broke my heart, when, just a few days before I left for the States, he died. It was as if I lost a dear friend. Losing somebody is the most painful thing you can ever experience. Yet I’m hoping that his family and close friends have overcome the pain of losing him. And I hope that he is now with the angels in heaven.

  4. Five years after Rico passed away, what has happened to his Rico Yan Youth Foundation? I was a big fan of his and still is even though he is gone. May his family continue the foundation that will keep Rico alive in our hearts forever.

  5. ***remembering the PAST***

    this is one of the things na hindi alam ng ibang mga nkakakilala skin…na obsessed ako d2 kay rico yan.:) lalo na nung nalaman kong namatay na sya, 2 weeks ako umiyak. ndi lumalabas ng kwarto at naghihintay ng mga tributes sknya sa TV. nakagastos din ako ng P3500 nung april 2002 para lng bumili ng mga magazines at mga original cd na movies nya.. bumili pa nga ako ng necklace nya eh…:) lahat ng mga tinatawag kong “RICO-llections” ay nakalagay at nakatago sa cabinet k0 haha. KORNI NA kung KORNI! I KNOW! showbiz kasi. SYA lng naman ang NAG-IISANG artista na nagkagnito ako eh..

    i dont know kng anong merong charisma na meron sya…. kht siguro pagsamahin ung mga popular hunks ng bansa, ndi pa rin sya mapantayan… dimples plng, TALBOG lahat.:)

  6. alam kong medyo matagal na rin– 6 yrs. na ang lumipas!–gosh, napakabilis.. pero up to now di’ ko pa rin siya nalilimutan. The moment that I’ve heard the news about his death, ayokong maniwala..nakaka-shock talaga.. parang ang hirap talaga ma-imagine.. Basta, iba talaga ang naging impact niya sa akin. Ilang linggo ko siyang iniyakan, lahat ng tributes inabangan ko at kahit ngayon paulit-ulit ko pa ring napapanood ang movies niya–naiiyak pa rin ako!… Even before, I really like him.. inaabangan ko lahat ng ginagawa niya..from GIMIK days hanggang sa last movie niyang GOT 2 BELIEVE.. Hay, you’ll always be remembered and treasured. Iba ka Kuya Rico wherever you are. talagang inspiration ka ng marami.Sana lahat ng tao tulad mo.Dahil kung lahat siguro ng tao tulad mo..hay nko, ang yaman na siguro ng Pinas!…

  7. ” ULTIMATE dream ko is to say that i have served as an inspiration to others, kasi kahit na wala na ako dito sa mundong to, masasabi nila na naging inspiration ako sa buhay nila, SO MY NAME AND MY LIKENESS WILL STILL BE HERE. ” —-> Rico yan

    i’ll still be true to my word that my ONLY GOAL for her is to see her spread her wings and fly and when she does, i’ll told her not to look back. AND I’LL BE HAPPY FOR HER. —–>yan ang line ni Rico for claudine..isang premonition..

  8. We love RICO YAN very much. Hindi yan maitatago sa mga mata ng bawat isa. Like most of you, naging pangarap ko rin ang makita ng personal ang ating IDOLO, kaya lang sa kasawiang palad ay hindi ko siya naabutan ng buhay. Malaki ang aking panghihinayang.

    Alam ba ninyo, noong a day before he died. Naging subject ko si IDOL sa aking mga paintings. Halos nakadalawa ako sa isang araw. Iyong isang painting ay siya lang mag-isa at yong isa naman ay dalawa sila ng ni Ms. CLAUDINE BARRETO, na IDOLO ko rin.

    Sayang na sayang ako noon hanggang ngayon. Yon anak ko ipinangalan ko sa kanya (nakabuntis kasi ako eh!).

    Ngayon isa na akong professional na Community Organizer (CO). At ang naging inspirasyon ko ay walang iba kundi ANG ATING IDOLO.

    Maraming salamat sa kanyang magagandang alaala.

    Gusto ko sanang makipag-ugnayan sa mga trustees ng RYYF. Gusto kong magtrabaho in this foundation.

    Salamat! GOD Bless!

  9. Until now naaalala ko parin si Kuya Rico.Di ko talaga sya makalimutan.
    I still love him evengthough he’s already gone.But his memories still
    with in my heart.

    I want to thank him because I know he heard my favor from him.
    Na sana tulungan nya akong matanggap sa inaplayan kong
    school being an English teacher here sa korea..

    Siguro tinulungan nya ako kasi natanggap ako…

    Thank you kuya rico I know that you are with us watching us here in
    this world.

    I missed you so much kuya rico..

    I hope mabuhay kang muli…

    I love you Kuya,Idol and my angel.

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