Jessa Zaragoza in mourning over death of older brother Ricky
Singer Jessa Zaragoza is feeling seriously lost over the death of her older brother Ramon “Ricky” Loyola on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
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Today my brother passed away, due to an Aneurysm, which caused a massive bleeding in his brain. He is my Kuya Ricky @ramonloyola1967 , My heart is broken💔 I still can’t fathom how this has happened, it was so sudden. (Kuya, i will always remember the good times we spent together, I will not forget the support you have given my family, especially to Jayda, the loving letter you posted for her, during the time she was cyberbullied, it meant a lot to us. All The laughter and fun times we had, especially when i would teach you the latest “showbiz linggo” :-) I will always remember how soft spoken you were and how you were so shy. And we would always say, pareho kasi tayong “introvert”. One of my favorite things about you, was your passion for writing. You were such an amazingly gifted author, and even though your full time job was you working as a lawyer in Australia, you never gave up on your dream and love for writing. Our plan, this coming Christmas, was that you were gonna stay with us, even just for a couple of days so we could spend more time together. I wish we could’ve done that ❤️ I will not forget the times you told me how proud you were of me, and of what I have achieved in life, and how you were not shy about telling everyone how proud you were to have me as your sister. Thank you for all of that, and for loving me Kuya Ricky❤️ You will always have a special place in my heart. You will always be remembered, Love, Richelle #RestinPeaceKuyaRicky #RamonLoyola #theloyolas #RichelleAnnLoyolaFEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
“I still can’t fathom how this has happened, it was so sudden,” Zaragoza, whose real name is Richelle Ann Loyola, wrote yesterday in an Instagram post dedicated to her brother. She revealed that Loyola passed away due to aneurysm.
The singer said she will always remember her brother for being soft-spoken and shy, adding that her favorite thing about him was his passion for writing. She described her brother as an “amazingly gifted author.”
Zaragoza then revealed their plan of having him stay over at their home sometime during Christmas. “I wish we could’ve done that,” she said.
“I will not forget the times you told me how proud you were of me, and of what I have achieved in life, and how you were not shy about telling everyone how proud you were to have me as your sister,” Zaragoza recalled. “You will always have a special place in my heart. You will always be remembered.”
Fellow celebrities sent their condolences to the singer over her loss, such as Rachel Alejandro, Ogie Alcasid, Ramon Christopher Gutierrez and Marjorie Barretto.
This is not the only family tragedy that happened to Zaragoza this year. Back in June, she revealed that she had a miscarriage. She then thanked her 15-year-old daughter Jayda for helping her cope during the loss.
Last June, their family was also a victim of theft in California, after her husband Dingdong Avanzado’s car window was smashed. Avanzado lost some valuable documents and credit cards. JB
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