Local actor kept big secret for 6 years before he died

16 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

Local actor Dai Peng kept mum about contracting a heart condition six years ago because he was afraid he would not be able to act anymore.According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, the veteran performer -- whose real name is Dai Dexin -- even underwent a heart bypass but managed to keep the entire episode a secret from almost everyone.75-year-old Dai passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday afternoon (May 12) after getting diagnosed with lymphoma two weeks ago.The new revelation comes after local celebrity couple Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun, both of whom used to work with him, told a reporter at his wake that they have not heard from 'Lao Dai' for a while.Also at the wake were MediaCorp actors and actresses Zoe Tay, Vincent Ng and Huang Shinan among others.Dai's funeral and cremation is schedule to take place today at the Mandai crematorium.He is the second local actor from the yesteryears who passed away in recent times after the popular Huang Wenyong lost his life to the same disease in Apr.

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