Veteran ventriloquist and entertainer Victor Khoo dies of cancer

7 June 2014 / 2 years 4 months ago

Ventriloquist and entertainer Victor Khoo died on Friday morning after a battle with cancer.

He was 63-years-old, reports The Straits Times.

Mr Khoo was fondly remembered for his hsting at corporate events and on radio performing with his puppet, Charlee, reports The New Paper.

Khoo and Charlee hosted a radio show called Happy Talk in the 90s. He used to work back in the 1980s as the entertainment director for Mandarin Hotel.

His duties included hiring and programming dancers and singers from around the region for Neptune Theatre.

It was here that he met his first wife, Lam May Yee, a singer from Hong Kong. They courted for two years before tying the knot. She gave him twin boys Barry and Brandon, now 28.

Barry is a computer animator and Brandon, a drummer with local band The UnXpected.

Lam fought a 12-year battle with cancer and finally succumbed to the disease in 1995. Khoo remarried after that - another singer, Shellen, with whom he has two daughters, aged 10 and 11.

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