Last week, Singapore has lost one of its most beloved talents, actor Aloysius Pang (冯伟衷) who died on 23rd January after sustaining a major injuries during his military training in New Zealand.
In memory of the actor, producer and director Joyce Lee (李慧娴) said that she will be re-releasing Pang’s 2016 film, “Young & Fabulous” (最佳伙扮)- which was also his last film, in selected local cinemas starting from 29th January.
“Aloysius is a dear friend, and the news of his passing was hard for me. We worked very well together for Young & Fabulous, and I treat him like my younger brother,” Lee said in a statement released via Encore Films.
“I wanted to do something for him, and with his family’s blessings, we’ve decided to re-release Young & Fabulous on the big screens for Singaporeans who wished to pay tribute to his great work.”
“All proceeds after third party costs (if any) for the screenings will go to Pang’s family. Aloysius’s wish was to excel in his acting profession and get more recognition for his work. I hope I can do my part to help him fulfil his wish,” she continued.
In 2016, the movie grossed a total of S$1.3 million and was one of the Top 10 Asian Movies in Singapore and one of four Singaporean movies to hit S$1 million at the box office.
“This initiative is in line with our plans for Aloysius, I hope we can all focus on his past work. His participation in Young & Fabulous was a key milestone in his career, and I hope more people can get to enjoy this movie,” said Pang’s manager Dasmond Koh (许振荣).
“Young & Fabulous” also stars Malaysian social media star Joyce Chu (朱主爱), “Ah Boys to Men” starrer Joshua Tan (陈伟恩), Gurmit Singh of “Phua Chu Kang” fame, and veteran actor Henry Thia (程旭辉).
Aloysius Pang was given a military send-off yesterday at the Mandai Crematorium. The memorial service was attended by hundreds of people including family, close friends and fans.
About 20 celebrity friends attended the late actor’s funeral, some of them include Felicia Chin, Elvin Ng, Pierre Png, and Carrie Wong. Other celebrities like Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Chen Shucheng, and Jeanette Aw attended Pang’s wake on 26th January to pay their final respects.
Pang died on 23rd January after fighting for his life for 4 days at Waikato hospital in New Zealand. The actor suffered major injuries to his internal organs while he was carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer.
Pang was crushed between the gun barrel of a howitzer and its cabin after he was “unable to get out of the way” as the barrel was lowered.