SHOCK LOSS FOR CHARICE

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THE Glee cast has been rocked by the death of Ricky Pem­pengco, fa­ther of star Charice. Charice last week re­turned to her home in the Philip­pines to at­tend a wake for her fa­ther, who was stabbed to death­with an ice pick on Oc­to­ber 31. ‘‘Who­ever did this must be brought to jus­tice," Charice said on her ar­rival home. ‘‘Jus­tice must be served, not just formy fa­ther but for ev­ery­one con­cerned.’’ Ricky was shop­ping in San Pe­dro when he ran into the al­leged as­sailant. Charice had been es­tranged from her fa­ther and once told Oprah she had grown up in a house where she wit­nessed phys­i­cal abuse to­wards her mother. Last week, Charice tweeted: ‘‘I loved him and I will still love him. He’s still my dad af­ter all.’’ Lea Michele tweeted: ‘‘My thoughts and prayers go out to­day to my girl and her fam­ily for their ter­ri­ble loss. Think­ing of you Charice.’’

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