Hong Kong artist and ex-TVB star Sammul Chan (陈键锋) was diagnosed with an incurable brain disease in 2018. The 43-year-old has scaled back on his acting since then, however, he has been keeping himself busy.
In recent years, Chan became a diving instructor. However, last evening (9th June), it was discovered that a student had drowned under his tutelage. The actor was seen leaving his residence after the news broke and he refused to give a response about the matter.
On 6th June, Hong Kong media reported that a middle-aged man was learning how to dive with his instructor. However, the one-on-one lesson ended badly. A passerby found him unconscious in the water near the pier. She reported it to the police and they suspected he had drowned and lost consciousness. He was sent to a hospital but passed away there while in a coma.
The diving instructor supposedly went ashore first. However, when the instructor discovered his trainee hadn’t shown up, he started searching for the trainee. It was only later that he learned what happened to the trainee. Netizens were puzzled as to why the instructor left the trainee alone. Amidst the heated discussions, it was revealed that the coach had been Sammul Chan.
The media tried to contact Chan, however he did not respond. Chan’s agent has also avoided commenting on the matter, saying, “I am not in Hong Kong as the disease has stranded (me) in Canada. So, (I have) no comment.” Additionally, Chan was seen leaving his residence with a large suitcase. When asked about his supposed student drowning, Chan refused to respond. He instead hurried into a five-star hotel.
Aside from his acting and singing, Chan is supposedly known as the “License King”. He has several certificates in various skill areas, such as sign language, canoeing, and child care.