SINGAPORE - Their engagement ceremony at Mount Elizabeth Hospital two weeks ago touched thousands online, and he wanted to register their marriage in January. But, he did not make it.
Mr Pang Ming Kwong, who had terminal lung cancer, died at 1.21am on Friday (Dec 28), friends said. He was 58.
When contacted by The Straits Times, Dr Noel Yeo, CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, expressed his deepest condolences. The hospital said it would not be commenting further out of respect for the family's wishes.
Fiancee Koh Soh Kuan and Mr Pang's family have requested for privacy in this time of mourning.
Messages left on the late Mr Pang's Facebook page said he died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.
Ms Eileen Tan, who said she was by his side as he passed on, wrote in her post that she was grateful to have been involved in his life in small ways.
"Thanks for showing us how you fought for love so courageously. Thanks for reminding us that life is too precious to waste… I am honoured to have witnessed how brave you were and making every day count," she said.
She also shared that she was honoured and humbled to have been chosen to be a witness for the marriage registration, which had been scheduled for January.