Tracy Lee describes his passing as "a movie plot twist".
Now, in another dramatic moment, a bouquet of flowers has arrived for Tracy on Valentine's Day from late husband Ben Goi.
It turned out that Ben had arranged the surprise with a friend "Derek" whose wife is in the floral business during a Bali trip.
Tracy shared the touching gesture on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by a 520-character Chinese caption.
In it, the Malaysian former actress expresses her gratitude for the "comfort" his surprise brought.
"Although your wife doesn't need surprises, you would make her smile in your own way. In fact, I love you because you're practical."
The son of "Popiah King" Sam Goi, Ben died on Feb 3 from a brain haemorrhage due to a stroke. He was 43.
In her post, Tracy recalls how Valentine's Day had slipped her mind last year.
The 33-year-old added, "This year, I won't be celebrating it too. But there's an added comfort, knowing you miss us, knowing you didn't mean to abandon me and our child, knowing you can't bear to, knowing you're not in pain anymore, knowing you tried your best."