Death, Philippines

Ricky Pempengco, father of Glee star Charice Pempengco, murdered in the Philippines

Ricky Pempengco, the father of Glee star Charice Pempengco, has been murdered in a grocery store in the Philippines. The 40-year-old was reportedly stabbed by a drunk, dying after an ice pick was plunged into his back.

Charice Pempengco was allegedly estranged from her father. The killing is being treated as random, with Ricky Pempengco having apparently brushed against the drunk by accident just before he was killed. Police in San Pedro, near Manila, are said to be looking for the killer.

19-year-old Charice Pempengco is a well-known singer in Asia, but in the west she is best known for her recurring role as Sunshine Corazon on Glee. She broke America after appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show when she was just 15 years old, having been spotted on YouTube.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.


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