Oh no! Datuk Kenny Chan has passed away.
The 68-year-old veteran actor was best known for bringing Bibik Kim Neo to life on the small screen in TV1’s “Baba Nyonya”. The other “feisty lady” Ah Chim was played by Chee Hood Siong, who died in 2011.
Chan wife, Fern Loo, confirmed the heartbreaking news to The Star yesterday evening (Tuesday, 12th June). “He was hospitalised on Monday due to a lung infection. We thought he would recover,” she was quoted as saying. Sadly, he drew his last breath in the Melaka hospital.
Although many of us know him for his role as Kim Neo, Chan was also the proud owner of a restaurant called Big Nyonya in Melaka. As per the eatery’s website, the chef inherited his Peranakan cooking skills from his late grandmother.
Chan previously reprise his character as Bibik Kim Neo when he made a cameo in Namewee’s “Nasi Lemak 2.0”.
Chan is survived by 3 children – Darrick, Allen and Shalyn.
Source: The Star.