Singapore Actor Aloysius Pang Has Died From Severe Injuries In New Zealand
Tributes from fans and friends from the entertainment industry have been pouring in for Aloysius since the news broke out.
After sustaining severe injuries at a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) military exercise, Aloysius Pang has died. He was 28.
The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) released the details of Pang's death in a release, saying that the actor had passed away at 8:45 pm (SG time) on 23 January 2019.
Pang was serving as an armament technician from the 268th Singapore Artillery. On 19 January, 2019, he was carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer with two other SAF personnel and was injured when the gun barrel was lowered.
An ambulance and rescue helicopter brought him to Waikato Hospital, where he underwent several surgeries. Dr. Teo Li Tserng, Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, flew to New Zealand to assist in Pang's treatment.
Earlier reports said that the actor was in stable condition and recovering, but Pang unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
"An independent Committee of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances leading to the incident," says MINDEF.
His family wrote on his Instagram, writing:
"Throughout the past few days in the hospital, it has been a difficult time for us. Every news that were brought upon us since his last op was devastating with little signs of hope on his recovery. We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us that his condition is worsening and we should be prepared for the worst. We're going to lose a brother. And my parents are going to lose their precious son whom is only 28. Thus I seek everybody's kind understanding that we are unable to comment further during these precarious time."
Credit: @冯伟衷 Aloysius Pang
Pang and actress Jayley Woo had never confirmed their relationship. But after the news of Pang's death, Woo revealed that they had been together for years. On an Instagram story, she said that they had planned on revealing their relationship to the public after getting married.
"You'll always be a part of me, my man," Jayley wrote. "I'll see you, till death do us apart baby boy."
Jayley's twin Hayley Woo revealed that Pang was planning to propose to Jayley by the time he turned 31, or in two years' time.
"After we had dinner and drinks, my sister went to sleep. It was just both of us, having a heart-to-heart talk for the first time. We spoke for quite a long while, and you told me you’re working hard to earn money. You wanted to marry my sister when you reached 31 years old.
I don’t have the privilege of having you as my brother-in-law for this life.
Rest in peace. May you meet Jayley in her dreams, where you can tell her all the words you never got to say before you left.”
Credit: @胡佳琪 Jayley Woo
Tributes from Pang's fans and friends from the entertainment industry have been pouring in since the news that Aloysius Pang has died broke out.
Mediacorp actor Desmond Tan wrote in the comments of Pang's Instagram, "Bro, you are an important chapter in all our lives. Nothing is wrong, just that you went ahead of us like you always do as a human and actor. We will see you in future."
Actor Shane Pow wrote, "It wasn't enough being brothers with you in this life. Let's be brothers again in the next. I love you, my big brother."
And actress Carrie Wong, who Pang had been slated to work with in the upcoming drama My One In A Million, said, "I always say to you, 'Why is it you again?' but really, I want to say that it is my greatest blessing to be able to work with you so many times. Thank you for always bringing sunshine to others. I'll always remember you. See you next time."
"I couldn't sleep at all," actress Tong Bing Yu wrote. "I read countless prayers on the plain, hoping that this was all a dream, that this was just one of your jokes... Your intelligence, modesty, kindness, courtesy, sincerity, and goodness in everything will be forever remembered. All the way, my brother."
Aloysius, you will be missed.