Feng Fei Fei passes away at 60

Peter Chai
Feng Fei Fei passes away at 60

13 Feb – Taiwanese singer and TV host Feng Fei Fei, aged 60, had passed away in Hong Kong on 3 January after a losing battle to lung cancer, but only now has her lawyer come forth to reveal the news according to her wishes.

According to TVBS, Feng was supposed to organize a concert tour in June of last year. However, she did not make it for the show and eventually apologized to her fans through a voice recording by claiming that she was not allowed to sing due to a health problem on her vocal cord, and needed at least one year for further treatment. But the fact was that cancer cells had been spreading to the singer's vocal cord. As a result, she spent the last day of her life in a Hong Kong hospital and passed away on 3:19am, 3 January 2012.

The late singer decided to ask her lawyer to make the announcement of her death only after Chinese New Year, hence the absence of media reports on her passing. Apparently she did not want to affect her fans' mood during the festive season.

In the statement made by her lawyer, Feng also thanked those who had worked with her in her long career and the fans who gave her much support through the years.

Feng's final resting place will be at a temple in the Tao Yuan County, Taiwan.

Feng Fei Fei started her career by acting and hosting Taiwanese television series back in 1971. With her first single released in the same year, Feng's incomparable voice had brought her to fame in the Asian music industry. Nicknamed "The Hat Diva" because Feng always wore different kind of stylish hats while performing her songs on the stage, her classic songs include "I'm A Cloud", "When I Hear Your Applause", "Chasing Dreams" and more. She lost her husband in 2009 and is survived by her 23-year-old son.