An outpouring of grief flooded social media last night, after news broke that actor Aloysius Pang died four days after sustaining serious injuries during military training in New Zealand.
He was carrying out repair works inside a self-propelled howitzer and sustained the injuries “when the gun barrel was lowered”, according to the Ministry of Defence. Aloysius underwent a number of surgeries and was put on artificial life support. He eventually succumbed to the injuries on Wednesday night (Jan 23).
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On behalf of our family Throughout the past few days in the hospital, it has been a difficult time for us. Every news that were brought upon us since his last op was devastating with little signs of hope on his recovery. We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us that his condition is worsening and we should be prepared for the worst. We're going to lose a brother. And my parents are going to lose their precious son whom is only 28. Thus I seek everybody's kind understanding that we are unable to comment further during these precarious time.
The loss was felt keenly among many. Devastated family, friends and fans expressed their shock and mourned the 28-year-old’s passing, saying he was a kind, talented and sweet person who made an impact in their lives.
He was a precocious child star, beginning his acting journey at the age of nine. He quit at age 14, but returned at 22 and was subsequently crowned one of the “8 Dukes of Caldecott Hill” which comprised eight promising young Chinese Mediacorp actors. He was named Best Newcomer at Star Awards 2015 and was slated to be the male lead in upcoming Channel 8 drama My One in a Million.
We take a look at some of the tributes he received: