Teresa Teng's old-flame died from exhaustion

Close friends and relatives of Alan Tang, who was known to be physically fit, have expressed shock that he passed away in his sleep.

They speculated that it could be due to over-exhaustion.

Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported Hong Kong media as saying that Tang, 64-years-old, had focused on operating a casino business with Macau's gambling tycoons, Stanley Ho being one of them.

He travelled frequently between Macau, Philippines and Hong Kong.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, Tang had been working on expanding a casino and was also planning a dog exhibition concurrently.

No time for doctors

Lianhe Wanbao also reported that Tang had insisted on managing both the casino and the dog exhibition despite his busy schedule.

He liked to handle things personally and carried on working despite having health problems. He did not have time to see a doctor and is believed to have died in his sleep due to over-exhaustion.

What happened

Alan Tang is believed to have passed away in his sleep in the afternoon.

Lianhe Wanbao said he had told his maid that he wanted to take a nap and that she was to wake him up in the evening because he wanted to have dinner with his mother.

The maid only discovered that he was unconscious after he did not answer her knocks on the door.

Other sources said that he had chest pains while preparing to attend social function. He was then sent to hospital.