Ming Dao (明道) is currently in shock and in mourning, the Taiwanese star’s manager revealed.
Over the weekend, it was reported that the singer-actor’s brother – Lin Ming-hung (林明弘) – had allegedly murder his own wife and son before ultimately committing suicide.
Police had found that Lin Ming-hung was NT$2 million (approx. RM 273,000) in debt. This is suspected to be the main cause for the tragic incident. According to Taiwanese news outlet Apple Daily, the 42-year-old man was discovered hanging from a tree. His 40-year-old wife and 12-year-old son had strangle marks on their necks when they were found dead.
Reports reveal that police discovered text messages on Lin Ming-hung’s phone, telling a friend of his situation and that he had “lost the will to live”. Why didn’t he reached out to his famous sibling? For those that don’t know, Ming Dao (real name Lin Chao-chang) had a falling out with his brother a few years back.
It is believed that Lin Ming-hung’s gambling addictions caused the friction. He had previously used Ming Dao’s driver’s license and personal registration information as mortgage to borrow money.
Things got worst when loan sharks became involved. There were instances when Lin Ming-hung would scam people into loaning him cash. It got to a point where creditors would show up at Ming Dao’s promotional events to seek compensation.
It’s truly sad that Lin Ming-hung’s wife and son had to loose their lives for his sins. Our hearts go out to Ming Dao and his loved ones.
Source: Jayne Stars.