Ricky Rivero death: How did the Actor-director die? Cause of death & Obituary

Ricky Rivero cause of death. (Source: Facebook)
Ricky Rivero cause of death. (Source: Facebook)


The great actor and director Ricky Rivero passed away at the age of 51, and the entertainment industry is in grief. Keep reading to know more about Ricky Rivero and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Ricky Rivero?

Rivero began his career in show business as a kid actor, playing the lead role in the program Ninja Kids and the Samurai Sword.

He directed the films Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To, This Guy’s In Love With You Mare, and The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin in addition to the ABS-CBN television series Kokey, Mula sa Puso, and Forevermore.

The director is most well-known for his performance on the variety program “That’s Entertainment,” as well as for his flicks “Eva Fonda” and “D’ Aswang Slayerz.”In addition to appearing in films, Rivero hosted “That’s Entertainment” consistently from 1986 to 1996.

Forevermore (2014) by Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, Mula Sa Puso (2011) by Lauren Young, JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil, and Kokey (2007) are a few of the TV shows in which he served as a unit director.

In the movies Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To (2010), Moron 5 and the Crying Lady (2012), This Guy’s In Love With You Mare (2012), and The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin (2014), in which he also appeared, he picked up Wenn Deramas’ place as his best friend’s assistant director.

The film D’ Aswang Slayerz, which was released in February 2023, is his most recent endeavor in which he served as the primary director.


How did Ricky Rivero die?

Former teen idol and actor-turned-filmmaker Ricky Rivero has passed away. He was 51 years old.

On Sunday, July 16, Rivero’s partner posted a confirmation of his passing on Facebook, though as of this writing, it appears that the messages have been removed or made private.

The post read,

“Good morning po sa inyong lahat. Maraming salamat po sa tumulong sa asawa ko na [si] Ricky. Ngayon wala na po si Ricky S Rivero namayapa na po,”

“Maraming salamat sa walang sawang tulong sa asawa ko.”

“(Good morning, everyone. Thank you very much to those who helped my partner Ricky. Now, Ricky S. Rivero is gone. He passed away. Thank you very much to those who helped him).”

In a subsequent post, the actor-filmmaker’s partner also shared a picture of the two of them and thanked Rivero for his support over the years.

His post read,

“Asawa pahinga kana wala kanang sakit na mararamdaman. Salamat sa isang taong pagsasama, isang taong [pag-aaway] isang taong kasiyahan. madaming salamat sa lahat asawa. mahal na mahal kita Ricky S Rivero.”

“(Rest now, my love. No more pain. Thank you for a year of togetherness, of arguments, and happiness. Thank you so much for everything, love. I love you so much, Ricky S Rivero.”

Ricky Rivero made a huge contribution to the entertainment industry, and he will be remembered for his memorable performances in a number of films and TV shows.

Who is Ricky Rivero’s Partner?

As of this writing, the actor-filmmaker’s partner’s identity has not been made public.

The news of Ricky’s death and the expression of grief were made on his partner’s Facebook page, but neither the partner’s name nor any other private information was provided.

Relationships and family matters involving Ricky Rivero have traditionally been kept out of the public eye, allowing him to concentrate on his professional and personal life free from media glare. He recognized the value of keeping some aspects of his life private as a public figure.


Ricky Rivero cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Ricky Rivero has passed away.  Ricky Rivero was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Ricky Rivero cause of death in light of the recent news.

Regarding his health, specifically his weight, Ricky published a chapter for the general audience. He experienced a heart attack in August 2015. Ahwel Paz from DZMM disclosed at that time that he would get an angioplasty at the Philippine Heart Centre.

Since then, Ricky’s health has always been a concern.

Ricky’s sister Isabelle stated in a Push interview from May that the actor was sent to the hospital after having another stroke. She stated after a few days that her brother’s condition had improved.

Following a stabbing incident at his house in 2011, Ricky gained notoriety. A man he met online a few months ago attacked him 17 times with knives. He drove himself to the hospital and arrived alive.

The actor-director experienced a stroke in May of last year, but it is still unknown what caused his death.

On May 7, the day he posted an update on social media about his condition, he actually celebrated his birthday at the hospital.

He said,

“The left side of my body is still slightly paralyzed and I can’t walk yet.”

Ricky’s remains will be buried at the Loyola Memorial Chapels on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, and his heartbroken family intends to cremate him after four days of mourning.


Tributes to Ricky Rivero

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

On Facebook, Actor-Politician Herbert Bautista expressed his sympathies to Rivero’s family. His tweet was accompanied by a photo of Ricky and a billboard for their 1986 film “Ninja Kids.”

Actor Saira Bunny wrote: “Paalam Direk Ricky S. Rivero my deepest condolences to his family and to my sister Sharmaine Arnaiz who was a really good friend of kuya Ricky. Thank you at nagka work tayo long time ago sa That’s Entertainment and nag outing sa beach memories. May you rest in peace kuya #rickyrivero”

Actor Jobela Salvedore wrote: “I am still in denial of your demise and I don’t have enough words to express my sadness. We were just planning another get-together this month and I was looking forward to that… I know how much you needed help and your medication. I am so sorry I couldn’t bring you what I promised sooner. It was just a matter of days…God has decided to stop your suffering and brought you to a better place to rest. Your memories will be forever in my mind and in the hearts of all the people that you’ve touched with your smiles and laughters… I so love you Ricky, rest in peace 🙏🏻💕



One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends.

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