MANILA -- Entertainment editor Isah Red, whose passion for his work inspired writers and celebrities alike, has died. He was 67.
The news was confirmed by The Daily Tribune, where he worked as a columnist.
Red graduated at University of the Philippines, and has worked at several publications, including The Manila Chronicle, The Manila Times, and the People’s Journal.
In its tribute to Red, the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors, where he served as president emeritus, said: "We will always remember [him] for his wit, candor, joy, and love of life."
The full statement read: "It is with pain and sadness that we, The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors confirm the passing of our President Emeritus, co-founder, dearest friend and family member, the highly regarded, respected and much loved Entertainment editor and journalist Isah V. Red.
"We take solace that while he felt unwell these past few days, he died peacefully in his home this morning, without struggle or difficulty."
"We are in close communication with members of his family and will announce the details of his wake as soon as available. We ask for your prayers for the repose of the soul of our beloved Isah who we will always remember for his wit, candor, joy and love of life. We love you, Kapatid. You are irreplaceable. Rest in peace."
Film Development Council of the Philippines head Liza Diño said that she will never forget Red for his "pieces of advice," sharing: "Isa ka sa mga tunay na nagtiwala at naniwala sa akin."
Broadway star Lea Salonga thanked Red for his humor and support.
The family did not disclose details of the wake at the time this story was posted.