Angelo Castro Jr. died at 67

After his much welcomed comeback on ANC’s The World Tonight in 2011 from being on sick leave for quite a while, veteran broadcast journalist Angelo Castro Jr. again left the long-running newscast and this time it will be for good.

Battling lung cancer for several years, he finally breathe his last this Thursday April 5,2012 at the St. Lukes Medical Center in Quezon City. He was 67 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his wife June Keithley (who is also currently battling breast cancer), his son Diego and other children.

Angelo had a long and flourishing career in the broadcasting industry. He started anchoring The World Tonight in ABS-CBN when it re-launched in 1986. He was also credited as one of the creators of ABS-CBN’s flagship news program TV Patrol. And was also the man behind some of the memorable documentaries and news specials done by ABS-CBN and ANC.

A great journalist and an icon in broadcast journalism, Angelo Castro Jr. will always be remembered as the man who always tells the stories and the state of The World Tonight.