It’s a sad, sad day for all Malaysians.

Sin Chew Daily has reported that veteran entertainer Datuk Lai Meng has passed away. She was 90 years old.

Source: The Star

Lai leaves behind 2 sons and a daughter. The actress passed away yesterday (6th May) but her family did not publicise the news as they did not want to disturb the upcoming elections.

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Her death was only known to the public when the vice-president of the Association of Malaysian Chinese Artiste put up a message of condolence on his Facebook. Nirvana Memorial Park will also be holding a memorial service for her tomorrow (8th May).

The actress officially retired from showbiz in January after 53 years in the industry. She announced her retirement at a gala dinner earlier this year, and had to be wheeled in to the event.

Source: Star2

Just last Friday (4th May), Sin Chew Daily reported that she was admitted to hospital with a critical illness. Her godson Bjarne Wong stated that she was under observation. Unfortunately, she did not make it through her illness.

Rest in peace, Datuk.

Sources: Sin Chew Daily, AsiaOne, The Star Online.

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