Glee Singer's Dad Stabbed to Death

Angry drunk killed Charice Pempengco's father in her Philippines hometown

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 1, 2011 12:16 AM CDT | Updated Nov 1, 2011 12:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – Glee singer Charice Pempengco's father was killed after what police believe was a chance encounter with an angry drunk in her hometown in the Philippines. Police say Ricky Pempengco accidentally brushed up against a drunk man in a store, who stabbed him with an ice pick and fled, AP reports.

Pempengo was estranged from his 19-year-old daughter, who had a recurring role in Glee's second season and is on her way to becoming a megastar in Asia. Her parents split up when she was three, after what her mother says were fights caused by her father's drug abuse. “I loved him and I will still love him. He’s still my Dad after all," the singer posted on Twitter.

In this Sept. 7, 2010 file photo, Charice, a cast member in Glee, arrives at the television show's second season premiere in Los Angeles.
In this Sept. 7, 2010 file photo, Charice, a cast member in "Glee," arrives at the television show's second season premiere in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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