SINGAPORE: Singaporean actor Tang Hu (唐琥), renowned for his extensive career in television, has passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday (15 Nov).
The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital last Thursday (Nov 9) stemming from toe inflammation and fever, as reported by the Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao.
Tang Hu was a beloved figure in Singaporean television, leaving an indelible mark through his impactful performances in iconic drama serials such as “Son Of Pulau Tekong” (1985) and “Painted Faces” (1987).
His last notable appearance was in 2008’s “Folks Jump Over The Wall” alongside Kym Ng and Bryan Wong.
Apart from his acting prowess, Tang Hu also gained popularity as a host of food shows on television.
The late actor had been battling diabetes for several years, facing a significant health setback in 2020 when he had to undergo the amputation of his little toe due to a blood clot.
Regrettably, in 2021, his condition worsened, necessitating the amputation of his right leg below the knee.
Faced with this situation, he experienced profound despair, openly expressing thoughts of self-harm, and contemplating throwing himself off the hospital building, upon learning about the imperative need for amputation from his doctor.
However, despite the challenges, Tang Hu persevered, receiving a prosthetic leg after intensive physiotherapy.
He had previously been resting at home since then.
The funeral arrangements and memorial services for Tang Hu are yet to be announced.