Hong Kong actor Savio Tsang (曾偉權) was pronounced dead earlier today (Saturday, 14th November).
It was reported that the veteran TVB star had been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. The actor turns 59 on 22nd November.
The news of his unexpected passing comes just days after it was reported that he was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospital on Tuesday (10th November). 2 days later, his health allegedly took a turn for the worse.
Hong Kong actress Candy Man confirmed Savio’s death when she took to Facebook to post a tribute to the actor. “The last time we met, didn’t we say we wanted to work together again? Wishing you well in Heaven,” she captioned the post.
Months ago, it was reported that Savio had ended his contract with TVB, and was only working on a part time basis, in order to focus more on his health. Many of his co-stars and industry friends haven’t been able to get in touch with him after the actor had reportedly disconnected his number and deleted his social media accounts.
When contacted by Oriental Daily News, Candy told the publication that she only heard of Savio’s passing last night, from a former colleague. It is understood that Savio’s god-sister Sasa, has been taking care of him ever since his health deteriorated. However, she hasn’t responded to any media enquiries for the time being.
A fan also shared that Savio had a soft spot for dogs and would often volunteer at shelters to help rescue dogs and cats.