‘Glee’ star Charice’s father murdered in the Philippines

Ricky Pempengco was killed in Laguna last night

The father of Glee star Charice Pempengco has been murdered in the Philippines.

Police in the town of Laguna have confirmed that Ricky Pempengco, 40, was at a store in the San Pedro township when he accidentally brushed against a drunk man yesterday (October 31). Police Senior Supt Gilbert Cruz said that the suspect then stabbed Pempengco in the chest and back, killing him instantly.

Cruz added that the killing appeared to be random, with no previous history of animosity between the two men. After the launch of a manhunt, a reward of 20,000 pesos (£276) has been offered, according to the lice say the Hollywood Reporter.

The 19-year-old, who goes under the name of simply Charice, is a well-known star in Asia. She had a recurring role in the second season of Glee as exchange student Sunshine Corazon.