Taiwanese singer Joe Chen wrote a tearful message on Weibo after the suicide of her good friend and actor, Kimi Qiao.
The 28-year-old had been found dead in his Shanghai apartment on Sep 19 after he reportedly suffered from severe depression, which was aggravated by online rumours about him last year.
According to Asian E-News Portal, Joe Chen attended his farewell session on Sep22. She wore black shades, her eyes and nose were red and looked haggard.
On social media, Joe expressed she felt guilty and remorseful as she did not know how serious was Kimi's condition:
"I feel very guilty as I was unaware of how serious your condition is.
"Sorry and sorry for my late awareness.
"Sorry and sorry for showing insufficient concern and your hardship.
"Why is that person you? How can it be?"