One of the worst news anyone can receive is that someone has cancer. It means they have a lifelong fight ahead of them and that is never easy. Unfortunately, they don’t always win.
Taiwanese singer Miu Chu (朱俐静) has been fighting breast cancer since 2020. However, she only announced the news to her fans last year. Many flocked to her socials to leave support and encouragement, but earlier this year, her condition started deteriorating. She passed away on Sunday (3rd July).
News of her passing was announced on her Facebook yesterday (4th July). The message, written by agent on behalf of her family, detailed her passing and was a short memorial in honour of the singer. “(Miu) who was always laughing and brought positivity to everyone with music left us peacefully on 3rd July,” the statement read. “She has always worked very hard for her work and life.”
The message added that her family is currently mourning her passing and have asked others to afford them peace and privacy as they grieve. “(We) know you must have a lot to say to Miu,” it continues. “We will announce details of the memorial service (later). Please understand.”
The 40-year-old singer had apparently discovered the tumour early 2020 after she felt something was wrong with her body. An examination confirmed she had breast cancer and Miu underwent a lot of treatment to get it under control. She later broke the news in 2021 when she felt her condition was stable.
Unfortunately, Miu’s health started worsening earlier this year around April. Her last post was on 21st April, which is World Acute Myeloid Leukemia Day (AML Awareness Day). She spoke at length about AML to ensure her followers were informed about it. Unfortunately, she stopped posting shortly afterwards.
Fans and friends have left their condolences in the comments, with many recounting what the singer meant to them. Several have expressed their anguish at losing the singer and others have wished her well on her next journey.
Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the loss. We sincerely hope her family and friends can find peace in her passing. May Miu rest well and in peace.