Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous bad news of celebrity deaths. This time around, K-pop starlet Taeyeon (태연)’s father, as well as Hong Kong celebrities Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and Aaron Kwok (郭富城)’s respective mothers have sadly passed away.

According to E Daily, Taeyeon’s father, Kim Jonggu died yesterday (Monday, 9th March) due to sudden cardiac arrest. The Girls’ Generation member – who is also celebrating her 31st birthday today – had to ultimately put to halt all her scheduled activities.

Source: Weibo

Taeyeon’s home label SM Entertainment came out with an official statement that reads, “Taeyeon is currently preparing the funeral with her family. The funeral will be held in private with her family.”

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As such, all work-related plans have been paused for the time being; particularly the release of her special single “Happy”. “We ask fans who were waiting for the new release for their understanding, and we will provide an announcement later regarding the plans for the song’s release,” SM added in the statement.

Source: The Star

Meanwhile, Chinese news outlet Jayne Stars reported that Chow Yun Fat’s mother – Lifang Chen – passed away in her sleep on 12th February (Wednesday). She was 98 years old.

The 64-year-old’s wife Jasmine Tan was spotted after the ceremony, thanking everyone for their warm prayers. “We’ve already recovered, knowing that she left us peacefully. She went to her room after dinner to sleep; after that, she passed away. I think it is a blessing. While she was alive, she told us that she wanted a very simple funeral so we respected her wishes,” said the entrepreneur.

The funeral was held privately with only family members in attendance, as requested by Lifang herself. The cremation took place at the Po Fo_ok Hill Columbarium, and her ashes will be returned to their home located in Lamma Island.

Source: TODAYOnline

In relating news, fellow Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok’s mother Coek Seon has reportedly left him for good back on 7th February (Friday) at the age of 90. The Buddhist wake ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home on 4th March (Tuesday), while the funeral took place a day after that.

“The ceremony follows Buddhist procedures, and the monks are currently still chanting. The hall was decorated with fresh white flowers because Aaron’s mother preferred it simple and elegant. Aaron is doing fine, but he’s tired from all of the funeral planning so he won’t be accepting interviews,” the “Para Para Sakura” actor’s manager was quoted as saying.

Source: TODAYOnline

Apart from the three aforementioned celebrities, Katy Perry’s grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson has sadly passed away at the age of 99. The news was personally revealed by the mother-to-be herself on her Twitter.

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Katy posted a link to a choral version of Bill Douglas’ “Deep Peace”. She then took to her Instagram to upload a few photos and clips of her past moments with the late Ann Pearl, She accompanied the post with a lengthy heartfelt caption to pay her sincere tribute to her deceased family member.

Interestingly, a picture of her beau Orlando Bloom planting a kiss on the woman’s cheek was also included in the post. For those interested, check out the “Teenage Dream” singer’s post below:

 

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I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so. If she is able to speak with the soul in waiting the conversation would probably include “are sure you wanna pick this wild group?!” There would most definitely be some sarcasm, a witty quip or two… tbh grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival to this afterlife… and a most fashionable look, jewels included, naturally. A lot of what I am is because of my father… and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did. Family… is there to show us what love can be… sometimes that journey of finding the love is tough to get to AND through but if you can open your heart and let the light lead the way you will find that incomparable love. Ann Pearl Hudson was a fighter. She survived the Great Depression, raised 3 kids on her own as a seamstress, making G strings for showgirls and other such characters in Vegas. She was always authentically herself, funny and full of all the sweet cozy things you think of when you think of grandmas. She gave me crisp dollar bills in hallmark cards, she let us eat her favorite almond cookies from the 99 cent store while we asked questions about the different fans she had displayed on her walls. She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me. When my whit comes out, that’s Ann. When my authenticity comes out, that’s Ann. When my stubbornness comes out, hell, that’s Ann. When my fighter spirit comes out, that’s Ann. When my style comes out, that’s Ann. May she rest in deep peace and kiss the forehead of the soul to come and let them know everything is gonna be OK, especially now that they have gained an angel to look over them ♥️♠️

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Our deepest condolences go towards family members of the deceased. Rest in peace. 🙁

Sources: Kstarlive, Jayne Stars (1)(2).

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Syahrul Ramadan
Graduated with a major in K-pop studies... (lol jk 😆)