Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has passed away following the serious injuries he sustained while carrying out repair works inside a self-propelled howitzer on 19 January.
According to TODAYonline, the late actor was an “operationally ready national serviceman with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and an armament technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery.”
The 28-year-old was undergoing surgeries at Waikato Hospital to treat the injuries to his chest and abdominal areas but on Wednesday (23 January) night, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) revealed the sad news that Pang succumbed to his injuries at 8.45pm (Singapore time) at the hospital.
Mindef said in a statement: “Dr Teo Li Tserng, chief of trauma and acute care surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, was flown in to assist the New Zealand medical team tending to Corporal First Class (National Service) Pang.”
“Despite surgical attempts to repair damaged organs and putting him on artificial life support, CFC (NS) Pang succumbed to the injuries and passed away.”
Fans were already bracing themselves for the worst when 11 hours ago (at the time of writing), Pang’s family members posted on his Instagram, stating there “Every news that were brought upon us since his last op was devastating with little signs of hope on his recovery.”
Condolences poured in on his social media after news of his passing broke.
The late actor’s girlfriend, Jayley Woo, also posted a tribute for him on her social media. “You’ll always be a part of me, my man,” part of her caption states.
Pang had been active in the entertainment industry for two decades, starting his career from a young age. He acted in various shows and movies, including 2012’s “Timeless Love” and 2016’s “Young & Fabulous”.
(Photo source: Aloysius Pang’s Instagram)