Ricky Velasco, who was given a fitting moniker ‘Sky Patrol’, joined the Creator last Friday.

He was 61.

The family of former ABS-CBN and DZMM reporter confirmed the demise of their patriarch through a statement this Monday.

“It is with great sadness that we share with everyone that Ricky has joined our Creator last Friday, November 20 at around 11:45 PM due to cardiac arrest. We rushed him to The Philippine Heart Center, but just when he made it to the ER, he suddenly let go. Please offer a prayer for the eternal repose of his soul,” according to his family.

Velasco was known as the ‘Sky Patrol’ for his coverages regarding traffic while riding a helicopter.

The viewing for Velasco will be at Paket Santiago, Marcos Highway, Antipolo City.

A mass would be held on Tuesday, 1 p.m. before the remains of Velasco are cremated.

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