Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan, popularly known as Rico Yan was a 27- year-old matinee idol, model, film and television actor, host, spokesperson, and entrepreneur. He was also known before as “Corics”, “Ric”, and “Mr. Dimple”. Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto’s love team is one of the most admired love teams before. Even today, a lot of their fans and supporters are still in love with their movies and other television programs together.

Many people were shocked to learn about the sudden incident that caused the actor his own life. The Filipino people were grieving after losing such a great actor in the industry. According to some reports, it was on March 29, 2002, when the late actor passed away. It was really a heartbreaking news for the public because it was really very sudden and only a few days after he celebrated his birthday in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.


It could have been much better if he didn’t pass away at a young age and left his on and off-screen partner, Claudine alone. It has been more than a decade since the actor passed away but his memories and his beautiful smile still remain in many of our hearts most especially their solid and number fan, the RCYB, the Rico Yan Claudine Barretto fans.

It was just recently when the public, especially the RYCB were very much delighted to see the photos of the late actor’s nephew in a Facebook group. Rico Yan’s nephew is the son of the late actor’s sister, Geraldine. Many people commented that Rico seems to be alive again because of his nephew who really looks like him!

A lot of his fans and supporters were very happy to see heir favorite actor once again because of his nephew. But there were also some of them who were saddened because they really missed the late actor most especially his beautiful and captivating smile.