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).
A post shared by 徐彬 Xu Bin (@xubin_) on Jan 23, 2019 at 7:53am PST
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.
A post shared by Carrie Wong 黄思恬 (@carriewst) on Jan 23, 2019 at 7:53am PST
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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.
A post shared by Hong Hui Fang (@honghuifang) on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:56am PST
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 Jan 23, 2019 at 8:57am PST
A post shared by Rebecca Lim 林慧玲 ? (@limrebecca) on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:44am PST
Rest In Peace Aloy Pang. I only worked with you briefly once years ago but I remember you were a good and friendly dude. Feeling deeply saddened to hear about your passing...not sure what to feel. My sincere condolences to his family & loved ones. Take care in heaven Aloysius...
A post shared by Tosh Zhang 张智扬 ? (@toshrock) on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:05am PST
Not gonna lie. Wasnt that close to Aloysius. But one thing I know for sure. He was one of the good ones. We demand answers. We demand a change. There has to be something that's done. Because sadly. This is not the first time this has happened to one of our Singaporean sons. Rest in Peace Aloy. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and his loved ones. This shit is fucked up.
A post shared by Dee Kosh (@deekosh) on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:16am PST
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.