Glee Singer Charice’s Father Killed
November 1, 2011 by staff
Glee Singer Charice’s Father Killed, The estranged father of singer Charice Pempengco of the hit television series “Glee” was stabbed to death in her hometown in the Philippines, leading the teen star of Tuesday to withdraw from a concert in Singapore.
The singer apologized to her fans for having to skip the show scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday so he could travel home to the Philippines.
“I will not be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert,” he said in a Tuesday post on Twitter. “I have to return to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family.”
Her father, 40-year-old construction worker Ricky Pempengco, had been in a small grocery store in San Pedro del town south of Manila on Monday when it clipped a drunk angry and stabbed with an ice pick in chest and back, according to the province of Laguna police chief superintendent, Senior. Gilbert Cruz.
A manhunt has been launched by the suspect, with 20,000 pesos (and 470) reward for information leading to his arrest. Cross said the death appeared random and there was no evidence that the suspect and the victim had no ill before.
Charice had long been separated from her father. Local media reported that Charice’s mother left him when Charice and her younger brother were small children.
In another post on Twitter Tuesday, Charice once said he had a “great relationship” with her father before her family problems began.
“I loved him and I still love him,” he wrote. “He’s still my dad after all.”
The singer of 19 years of age, born Charmaine Clarice Pempengco Relucio is widely known throughout Asia, from concerts and television talent in the Philippines and South Korea.
She has said she would have borrowed money for the bus to travel in amateur singing contests, and finally broke into the American market when she was invited at age 15 to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after the show had been a fan video on YouTube it spread.
She also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and has had a recurring role on “Glee” as the character of the Sun Heart.
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