Veteran Taiwanese singer Kao Ling-feng, aka Frog Prince, dies after battling leukaemia

18 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Source: The Straits Times

Photos: TNP, Lianhe Wanbao, BIZ TRENDS MEDIA

Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao Ling-feng, who was stricken with leukaemia, died on Monday evening.

He was 63 years old. News of his death was reported by Taiwanese media, and confirmed by his personal assistant.

In his heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, the flamboyant star was known for his dance hits, such as A Fire Torch In Winter and A Girl's Dimples, and energetic performances.

Better known by his moniker Frog Prince, Frankie was once the most popular singer in Taiwan, commanding a fee of $12,600 just to sing.

He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012 and had undergone several rounds of chemotherapy.

But Kao, who performed with fellow veteran artists in Singapore last November, had told the local media: "I don't believe I can still count on that to treat my illness."

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