Sometimes, some people view death as a way out; a final resort to deal with whatever we’re facing. However, very rarely does it occur to them that while their leaving may ease their hurt, it often makes it worse for those left behind. After all, it’s the end of the world as they know it.
Malaysian-born singer Eison Chai (艾成) left the world yesterday morning (17th August) when he fell to his death from a building in Taiwan. His wife, Taiwanese actress and TV host Hitomi Wang (王瞳) has been left devastated by the news. However, surprisingly, people have been blaming Hitomi for Eison’s passing.
Eison, real name Cai Ai Cheng (蔡艾成), had reportedly been struggling emotionally prior to his death. Hitomi had known of his struggles and did her best to support him. Yesterday morning, she had asked two friends to accompany him, as the actress had to go in to work. Unfortunately, Hitomi later received news of Eison’s passing while still at work. The actress had then rushed home to see her husband one last time.
It was a devastating blow to Hitomi. The couple had only tied the knot in 2020 and were slated to celebrate their 2nd anniversary this year. Her ordeal was made more difficult as Hitomi had to make a statement at the police station before she could go to the funeral home.
According to news reports, Hitomi had broken down in tears after seeing Eison. She later had to be helped from the area as she left. Hitomi did not visit Eison’s body alone however. She was accompanied by her relatives and friends who allegedly told her that Eison had passed away painlessly.
Currently, the proceedings for the funeral are being handled by Eison’s company, Phoenix Arts. Their manager explained that the ceremony will be held in church as the couple were devout Christians. They also mentioned that Eison’s parents will be travelling to Taiwan and are hoping they will be in time for the ceremony.
As for Hitomi, Eison’s manager has requested that people give her the time and space to grieve. He added that people have been going after Hitomi, claiming she was not there for Eison. “So, (we) closed (their) Facebook accounts to give her space for the time being,” he added. Eison’s Facebook had also been closed initially, however, it has been reopened for fans to leave messages for him.
The pain Hitomi must be going through is unfathomable. Our hearts go out to both Hitomi and Eison’s family. We sincerely hope they can find peace and closure in his passing.