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Taiwanese entertainer Da Bing dies
The 37-year-old died after multiple organ failure due to pneumonia
Taiwanese entertainer Da Bing passed away at 2.07am on July 20. At a press conference, Xiao Bing, his younger brother, shared that his brother died peacefully and had no last words.
Da Bing was reportedly hospitalised on June 23 after contracting the flu but was diagnosed with pneumonia in early July. His doctors had advised him to get a catheterization but he dismissed it as unnecessary. On July 20, he fell into a coma after choking on water and failed to respond to emergency resuscitation.
Xiao Bing shared that his family would arrange for his brother's funeral in accordance to Christian customs and that he would be laid to rest in Taipei.
Xiao Bing added that his brother had been very filial and had once admitted to be very tired, but would continue working hard to give his family a better life and get rid of the negative image he had due to his repeated arrests over drug abuse in the past.
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Taiwanese host Blackie slammed for hypocritical remarks about Da Bing
Blackie Chen, who called Da Bing a “talent” after his passing had criticised him on his micro-blog last year
Taiwanese entertainer Blackie Chen is taking the saying 'You never know what you've got until it's gone' to a whole new level with his recent remarks, which have been heavily criticised by netizens.
After Da Bing's passing, Taiwanese celebrities have been expressing their condolences in various ways. Blackie expressed on his Facebook and micro-blog, "(I) will always remember you as the best, most talented entertainer - Da Bing, we will remember you."
Under normal circumstances, it would be seen as a fitting eulogy. However, netizens dug up a past entry on Blackie's micro-blog. In the entry that was posted after Da Bing's fourth brush with the law due to drug abuse, Blackie penned, "I feel that he shouldn't call himself a professional entertainer anymore."
Enraged by his quick turn in words, netizens bombarded Blackie's micro-blog with comments and he soon deleted his posts.
When asked to comment on his posts, he merely said, "There's nothing much to say, as long as (I) remember him forever, it's good enough", showing his unwillingness to talk about the matter.
Netizens have also uncovered that the two were once under the same management company in 2009, when Da Bing was still heavily abusing drugs. However, after that Da Bing had worked hard on quitting his addiction and treated his work with utmost professionalism.