Ricco Vaughn Chanthapho was born in Exeter on June 22, 1991, to Thonglo Chanthapho of Sanford, Maine, and Sonja Soucy of Somersworth.
Ricco Vaughn Chanthapho, at 28 years old, passed away peacefully the evening of August 5, 2019, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital while surrounded by family and friends. Ricco left us tragically as a result of his disease and struggles with opioid addiction. With the help of family and friends and through rehabilitation, he was able to maintain a normal life. Unfortunately, his disease consumed him to the point of no return.
Ricco will be remembered for his kind, loving heart, his humor, his strength, his genuineness and compassion and his artistic talents which included his YouTube channel where he freestyled rap and uploaded videos of his music. Ricco valued family and loved unconditionally. His motto was "Family First".
Ricco leaves behind his father, Thonglo Chanthapho (wife Dusty), mother, Sonja Soucy (husband Mike), a sister, Tia Rose, brother, Keeno Kenneth, Half-brothers, Remy and Tavion, stepsisters, Aylah, Madison and Nichole, a stepbrother, Jyron, a son, Carter Vaughn Chanthapho, Grandparents, Keo Chanthapho, Mary Vetterline, Dick and Joanne Vetterline, several Uncles, Aunts and Cousins who love and cherished him and will all miss him dearly.