Remembering Rico Yan!

We are know celebrating All Saint's Day and All Souls Day wherein we remember and visit our departed love ones. Inline with this celebration, today here in TV Series Craze, I will allot a special post to pay tribute to one of the actors who had contributed much in the world of TV and movie. Let's revisit the great contribution of Mr. Rico Yan.

Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan is the complete real name of this hottest matinee idol. He was born on March 14, 1975 in Manila. He was 5′ 8″” in height and 130 lbs in weight. He was a Roman Catholic.

It was the solemn Good Friday of March 29 2002, when news broke out that Rico, at a tender age of 27, died in his sleep at the Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan. Rico was reportedly at the resort to shoot a TV commercial for a local telecoms company. According to the police report filed by Southern Tagalog police director, Chief Supt. Domingo Reyes, Rico's body was found inside his room at around 9 a.m. by his friend, actors Dominic Ochoa and Janna Victoria.

That day was the saddest day to all the fans and people who truly love Rico. The news about his death shocked many including me!

Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis leading to cardiac arrest was the caused of death of this matinee idol!

Rico first appeared on TV via the Eskinol TV commercial. Afterward, he became talent of the famous ABS-CBN's Star Circle (which is now Star Magic). He was first teamed with Ms. Judy Ann Santos then with Ms. Claudine Barretto. He eventually rose in stardom! He had done 11 movies and 4 TV series.

Below are some of the achievements Rico Yan had contributed in the world of TV and movie:


Castro in "Whattamen"

Daniel in "Saan Ka Man Naroroon"

Host/Himself in Magandang Tanghali Bayan

Gabriel in "Mula Sa Puso"

Ricky Salveron in "Gimik"

Dante in Maalaala Mo Kaya (Ep. “Valentine Card”)

Derick in "Mara Clara"


Lorenz Montinola – "Got 2 Believe"

Gabriel - "Mula Sa Puso" (The Movie)
Ricky – "Gimik: The Reunion"

Miguel – "Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita"
Alex – "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay"
Joel Barnabe – "F.L.A.M.E.S." (aka Flames: The Movie)

Jason – "Paano Ang Puso Ko"
Gabriel – "Home Along the Riles 2"
Dondie – "Madrasta"

Gary Balmaceda – "Radio Romance"
Dennis – "Ama, Ina, Anak"


Greenwich Pizza
Eggnog Cookies
Rainforest Water
Master Eskinol
Blue tab jeans
Genre T-shirt
Talk ‘N Text
PR Omac Athletic shoes


Tequilla Joe’s
Orbitz Pearl Shake
Fry This
Java Hut


1999 Official DECS-CSCA Spokesperson and Role Model for Students and Youth
1999 FAMAS Youth Achievement Award,
1999 Parangal ng Bayan – Best Young Actor
1999 Philippine National Red Cross Pledge 25 Spokesperson
1998 Most Popular Love Team – Rico Yan and Judy Ann Santos (Pabonggahan sa Moviestar’98),
1998 Outstanding Youth Male Model in The Field of Entertainment (KASAMA Foundation)
1997 Best Male Star – Movie Star Fan Magazine
1997 Best Male Star – Kislap Magazine
Nominated as 1997 Star Awards for Movies Best New Actor

Indeed, Rico Yan is one of the most important names in the Philippine Showbiz. Aside from all these achievements Rico had accomplished, many more projects awaited before he died.

It is more than 8 years since his death. But still Rico is alive in our minds, memories, and in our hearts. His image before and now will never be changed. As they say, Rico will be "Forever Young"! He will be forever in our hearts...!!! C",)

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