"My husband belongs to all of you," says Huang Wenyong's wife

28 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

"My husband belongs to all of you," said the wife of late MediaCorp veteran actor Huang Wenyong.

Shin Min Daily reported that she said that because she first met him in Kuala Lumpur.

After he went to Singapore and found success, he brought her over.

To her, it felt like the drama "The Awakening", which starred Huang as Ah Shui alongside his fellow actress Xiang Yun as Ah Mei.

It was this drama that had propelled Huang to that of a household name.

The veteran actor died of lymphoma at the age of 60 on Saturday evening (Apr 20).

More than 500 people turned up at Teochew Funeral Parlour to bid their final goodbyes yesterday (Apr 24).

Not wanting others to worry about him, Huang had kept his illness a secret,refused to be photographed, and even rejected people's attempts to visit him in hospital.

Many of his colleagues were shocked when they heard the news, with some thinking it was another hoax.

Emotions ran high at the annual Star Awards Show 1 on Apr 21 as fellow celebrities stood up to observe half a minute of silence.

Huang was remembered for being a friendly colleague and mentor at his wake.

Huang shot to fame through his portrayal of the earnest Chinese migrant Ah Shui in the 1984 drama The Awakening with co-star Xiang Yun.

His wish for a re-run of the 1988 drama 'Heiress', in which Xiang Yun and Huang played a couple -- is to be fulfilled.

Huang's daughter also tweeted that the late actor has 'gone to a better place'and actress Xiang Yun revealed that she had dreamt of the late actor.
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