Local actor Dai Peng passed away two days ago (May 12) at the age of 75.
He had been diagnosed with lymphoma two weeks ago, the same cancer that fellow veteran Huang Wenyong had also suffered from.
About a month ago, Dai Peng, whose real name is Dai Dexin, told his son Dai Li Yao, 36, that he felt strange and lethargic, reported Shin Min Daily News.
Two weeks later, hospital tests on his bone marrow came back with his diagnosis: Lymphoma.
The doctor also told them the prognosis was not optimistic, and chemotherapy had to be done as soon as possible.
However, Dai Peng experienced side effects to the chemotherapy drugs, so treatment was stopped upon recommendation by the doctor.
Dai Peng had starred in MediaCorp dramas Kopi-O II and Driven By A Car, amongst others.
Mediacorp veteran Huang Wenyong had passed away earlier of the same cancer.
He was 60 years old.