Veteran journalist Tony Calvento passes away


Posted at Oct 09 2017 10:46 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2017 12:58 AM

Veteran journalist Tony Calvento passes away 1
Photo from Tony Calvento's Facebook page

(UPDATED) Veteran journalist Tony Calvento has passed away at the age of 63, his family announced Monday.

His son Sonny said the Calvento patriarch died of multiple organ failure.

"Papa, best known as Tony Calvento to friends and loved ones, has joined Our Creator today, 9 October 2017," Sonny said in a statement on Facebook.

Calvento was a multimedia journalist for print, radio, television, and even on social media.

He hosted "The Calvento Files", a crime and investigative show that aired on ABS-CBN from 1995 to 1998.

Calvento's remains lie at chapel three of The Heritage Park in Taguig City.

Funeral services will take place on Oct. 10 to Oct. 13 starting at 3 p.m. Calvento will be cremated following the service.