Huang Wen Yong Hot
A a well-known Malaysian born Singaporean actor and host. He was born on 25 July 1950 and passed away suddenly on the 20th of April, 2013 from lymphoma. He was undergoing chemotherapy for 6 months during his fight with cancer. As the general public was unaware of this, it sent shockwaves throughout the Singaporean community, being such a familiar household face. He is best known for starring alongside Chew Chor Meng the long-running series: Don't Worry, Be Happy.
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Even till today he does not have many reviews on TheSmartLocal, so feel free to write what you feel about this often unappreciated veteran of the Singapore media industry.
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I think the fact that almost the entire Singapore is so deeply saddened by the news of Huang Wen Yong's death speaks volumes about the sphere of influence he has in the media industry, and how well-loved he is by his fans and audience.
Huang Wen Yong always appeared to me as an amiable figure, respectable senior and a fatherly presence in Mediacorp. I do not know him personally, but the character roles he plays in multiple shows I've watched always gave me a rather positive feeling towards him and his bubbly personality. My impressions of him is further confirmed by the descriptions and praises his fellow colleagues spoke about him, and I think that made me feel even more upset about his departure.
I am extremely touched upon the discovery that he has kept his illness a secret within the industry in order not to let the others worry about him. I think that itself is a strong testimony of his sensitive and endearing character.
He will be dearly missed by all.
To be Remembered
While this man has passed on, he is being remembered by fans and audiences of channel 8 - from the aunties who have watched his shows since he first started to the younger audiences who had a chance to catch him on television. Even up till today, his episodes are compiled into a set where his fans can buy the entire compilation of his works and remember him.
He was present in so many films that I can hardly remember the characters he played - from a coffee shop uncle to a fatherly figure to a man in smart wear, he was versatile and adapted to each role well. He was able to bring across emotions to the audience - I still remember how his face would cringe up and his eyes dip a little for his sad emotion when he was chiding a child of his in the show.
Even so, I think just before his passing, he had won an award and made a speech at the Star Awards to thank everyone for letting him win because he was sad he might be leaving them soon, resulting in tears and many celebrities being shocked by the news. It was also an public broadcast of his condition which saddened many.
Who can forget him?
Who can forget him? If you grew up in the 80s, Huang Wenyong was THE MAN. He had played many memorable roles and each one affects viewers. I remebered crying when he got blown up in the Army Series. That by the way was the first time I saw him on TV.
Even as he matured further, he still had a great presence on screen and many younger actors could not emulate the same level of screen presence that he had. Now that he's gone, he will be missed.
RIP and thank you for the memories.
Rest in Peace.
He will be fondly remembered.
Being one of the longest actors in mediacorp, his sudden death was indeed very saddening to all members of the public and his colleagues. Unfortunately he passed away due to cancer one day before the 2013 star Awards which was such a pity. I like his acting and I still remember seeing a lot of him in my favorite chanel 8 dramas.
Now, all we would be able to see are his past shows, no more new productions with him inside. I will miss his smile, his humility, his charm and all that he had to offer to the public.