Outpouring of grief as local celebrities react to actor Aloysius Pang's death

Outpouring of grief as local celebrities react to actor Aloysius Pang's death
PHOTO: Instagram/Zoe Tay

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang died on Wednesday night (Jan 23) at age 28 from injuries sustained last Saturday while carrying out repair works during reservist duty. As a Singaporean son and actor since his childhood days, his passing was deeply saddening to fans and fellow entertainers alike.

Many Singapore celebrities took to social media to mourn the death and share their condolences following actor Aloysius Pang's tragic passing.

Actress Jayley Woo was one of the first to share memories of her 'dearest' Aloysius Pang, who's believed to be her boyfriend.

In their Instagram posts dedicated to Aloysius, actors Xu Bin, Ian Fang, Shane Pow revealed that they were close like brothers -- Ian and Shane even labelled him as 'dai lo' (Cantonese for big brother).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I love you and I miss you Dai Lo ❤️ #下辈子还是兄弟 #RIP

A post shared by Ian Fang 方伟傑 🤙🏻 (@ian_ianization) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

这辈子和你当兄弟还不够, 下辈子我们继续当兄弟。I love you dai lo ❤

A post shared by Shane Pow (@shanepowxp) on

Actresses Sheila Sim, Carrie Wong, He Ying Ying, Bonnie Loo, Chantalle Ng shared pictures of them working with Aloysius in recent years.

With more than 20 series filmed in the last eight of his most active years as an actor, this hardworking young man has indeed left a footprint in many of his co-stars' hearts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

人生有时就是那么不公平。 @aloypang 这几天,辛苦你了。 我。。。无法相信。

A post shared by Sheila Sim 沈琳宸 (@sheila_sim) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aloysius, 我们再见,一路好走。

A post shared by Chantalle Ng 黄暄婷 (@chantalleng) on

Veterans of the entertainment industry also shared memories they had of the actor.

Actress Hong Hui Fang spoke fondly of the time they first collaborated in 2003 as mother and son, while actor Thomas Ong revealed his wish of acting father and son with Aloysius in their next life.

Radio DJ Dennis Chew simply reminisced about Aloysius' acting career through his pictures of him as a child actor till present.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

在2003年,我们第一次合作在《我爱我家》演母子,我们就结下了缘分,那时候的你才12岁,虽然是第一次演母子,但是我跟你之间却没有陌生的感觉,演起来很有默契,就像真实的母子,当时跟你的妈妈也很投缘,聊了很多关于你的事,对你有很深刻的印象和了解,后来你就再也没有出现在演艺圈一阵子;之后我们又在《对对碰》里合作,再次出现的你,又是另一个不一样的你,在那段拍摄期间里,我们聊了很多,那个时候又让我多一层的了解你,在你失联的那段时间所经历的事件,是常人无法想象的,也就因为你的那一段历练,造就出你这么一个出色的演员;接着我们又在《长辈甜心》里再次演母子,在这个剧中,我们母子之间有很多的感情戏和内心戏,那种无言的默契再次燃起,把这对母子演的淋淋尽致;后来又跟你在《百岁大吉》里合作,你演我的曾孙,这部剧是由我们一老一少把整个剧情贯穿起来,有很多很多的对手戏,既好玩又开心,可是万万没想到这是我跟你最后的一次合作;我常常说你是我们妈妈们心目中都很想要的一个儿子,当我接到这个坏消息时,当下只感觉到整个心绞成一团,很痛很痛很痛,痛的无法言喻,眼泪不听使唤的流个不停,一直反复的问老天爷为什么会这样,为什么要这么快把你带走,虽然心中有太多太多的疑惑,非常非常的不舍,但终究还是要接受事实,亲爱的儿子孙子,一路走好。

A post shared by Hong Hui Fang (@honghuifang) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

痛。 一路走好,来世再和你演父子。

A post shared by Toto Ong (@thomasong17) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

和你的片段回忆… 永别了Aloy弟弟。#RIP

A post shared by Dennis Chew (周崇庆) (@denniszhouchongqing) on

Even celebrities who have barely worked with Aloysius also posted their heartfelt condolences.

Actresses Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim, Ann Kok actor Tosh Zhang, radio DJ Dee Kosh took it to Instagram with selfies with Aloysius and black screens to express their thoughts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

💔💔💔🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 R.I.P. 心痛,心疼也不舍.. 愿你一路走好。 只合作一部剧,与你的戏份不多。 一次外景车赶不及送我回电视台,贴心的你主动送我一程,您是不顺路的,但你说难得可以跟我聊聊。你跟我分享你小时候叛逆的时期,家人对你束手无策。 后来许振荣辅导你,让你走向正轨,过后加入他的艺人公司。 言谈中觉得你很成熟很懂事,处事也很得体、细心,25岁年青人好稳重,非常喜欢这小男生。工作认真,戏又演得好,态度佳,台前幕后人都对你赞赏有加,荣少真的把你调教得很好。原以为来日方长,有机会再合作。。。 意外来的太突然,知道你也努力了, Aloysius 小弟,一路走好。 R.I.P 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 荣少,你要振作,加油。💪🏻💪🏻 My deepest condolences to Aloysius’s family. @aloypang @dasmondkoh #冯伟衷 #安息 #痛心 #惋惜和沉重 #你也可以是天使2 #太突然了 #仅有的一张合影照片 #很用功的弟弟 #谦虚又好学的艺人

A post shared by Zoe Tay鄭惠玉 (@zoetay10) on

Other celebrities who paid tribute to the young actor on social media: 

 

Following reports of the actor's passing, Mediacorp said in a statement:

"It is with great sadness that Mediacorp conveys our deepest sympathies to the family of artiste Aloysius Pang. Aloysius grew up with Mediacorp, starting his career as a child actor in our dramas in 1999. He was named one of the 8 Dukes of Caldecott Hill in 2014, awarded Best Newcomer at Star Awards 2015 and became one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes at Star Awards 2016. Over the years, Aloysius matured as an actor and was recently cast in the lead role of My One in a Million (我的万里挑一), a future drama on Channel 8.

Aloysius was much loved by all who worked with him and extremely popular with fans. He was a highly capable actor who had grown in skill and versatility but remained humble, diligent and ever willing to help others. He will always be remembered for his good-heartedness, his sincere, unaffected earnestness and his professionalism. He showed respect to everyone, especially his elders.

This is a devastating loss and we feel deeply for Aloysius's family, friends, fans, his colleagues at NoonTalk Media and fellow artistes and teams who worked with him. We will do all we can to support them at this very difficult time."

Rest in peace Aloysius. You are, and will be dearly missed by many.

lynette@asiaone.com

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