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.


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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