Frankie Kao

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Frankie Kao
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Background information
Birth name 葛元诚 (Gé Yuánchéng)
Also known as The Frog Prince
Born (1950-02-28)28 February 1950
Kaoshiung, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Died 17 February 2014(2014-02-17) (aged 63)
Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1974–2014

Frankie Kao or Kao Ling-feng (Chinese: 高凌風; pinyin: Gāo Língfēng; Wade–Giles: Kao Ling-feng; 28 February 1950 – 17 February 2014) was a Taiwanese singer.[1][2] His birth name is 葛元誠 (Gé Yuánchéng) and employed the moniker The Frog Prince (青蛙王子 Qīngwā Wángzi) for more than three decades which was given to him by his close friend, comedian Ni Min-jan. He also had a friend named Chang Fei, who is the host of Variety Big Brother. He was known for the song "Flaming Phoenix" (火鳳凰).

During the height of his career, Frankie Kao commanded an appearance fee of NT$240,000 cash per night. He exited from his singing career at his peak and ventured into business. His business venture went badly and he returned to his entertainment career.

Kao died of leukaemia on 17 February 2014 at the age of 63.[3] [4]