Huang Wenyong

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Huang Wenyong
Chinese name 黃文永
Chinese name 黃文永 (traditional)
Pinyin Huáng Wényǒng (Mandarin)
Born 25 July 1952
Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 20 April 2013(2013-04-20) (aged 60)
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Resting place Bright Hill Crematorium
Occupation Actor & Teacher
Label(s) Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (1977 - 1980)
Mediacorp (1980 - 2013)
Years active 1977–2013
(2013 : Deceased)
Spouse(s) Married Teh Kim Hua in 1977
Children 2
Ancestry Chaozhou, China[1]

Huang Wenyong (25 July 1952 – 20 April 2013) was a Malaysia-born Singaporean actor, musician, and former teacher of Chinese descent. [2][3] [4]

Early life and career[edit]

Huang was a teacher in Kuala Lumpur before leaving for Singapore.[5] Huang moved to Singapore in the 1970s, close to penniless then, with only fifty dollars in hand.[6] He joined the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1977.[7] He is perhaps best known for his appearance in The Awakening in which he played love interest to Xiang Yun's character and The Seletar Robbery during the 1980s. Huang is also known for starring alongside Chew Chor Meng the long-running popular series Don't Worry, Be Happy (1996–2002) and its spin-off Lobang King as the stingy uncle Leon Ong Kim Lye to Chew's character Ah Bee.[8] Huang was nominated for and named one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes every single year in the annual Star Awards since its introduction in 1994, until his death in 2013.[4] In total, Huang starred in more than a hundred Chinese-language television programmes.[4] In addition to acting, Huang sang pieces for a few television sitcoms and also released two albums.[9] He was an ambassador for anti-ageing product company Zell-V.[10]. He was an actor for MediaCorp from the late 1970s until his death. Appearing in more than 100 television programmes, he was among the first few batches of locally trained actors to enter the local entertainment industry and considered to be one of the "pioneers in local Chinese drama".Huang died on 20 April 2013 of lymphoma, a cancer of the blood. Reactions to his death were reported to have "flooded the Internet".

Personal life[edit]

Huang gained Singaporean citizenship in October 2008 after residing in the country for 27 years.[11] Huang was married with two children: a son and a daughter.[4] He was a "lifelong devotee" of Buddhism.[4]

Health[edit]

There was public concern after Huang appeared visibly haggard during MediaCorp Channel 8's 30th Drama Anniversary Show.[12] He clarified that he had been suffering from stomach flu,[13] said to have been contracted in September 2012.[14] During which, he was estimated to have lost 6–7 kilograms in weight.[14] Huang would also experience intervals of severe fever.[14] In November 2012, Huang was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to go for chemotherapy.[4] His condition was not disclosed to the general public until his death,[4] because Huang "wanted to go through this by himself".[15]

Death[edit]

Huang died at the Singapore General Hospital at around 5 p.m. (GMT+8) on 20 April 2013, aged 60. The cause of his death was lymphoma.[16] Huang was previously subject to a death hoax earlier in the month, which claimed that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.[17] His medical condition had been kept under the wraps; only very few knew what actually ailed him.[18] Huang's death sparked an "outpouring of grief" from both colleagues and fans alike.[18] Thirty seconds of silence[19] were observed and a special tribute segment aired before the start of the Star Awards ceremony held the evening after his death.[18]

Funeral[edit]

His funeral wake was held a day after his death on 21 April 2013[4] at the Teochew Funeral Parlour, lasting for five days.[18] Xiang Yun and Chen Shucheng delivered eulogies,[20] as did a few others.[21] Funeral attendees were measured by the hundreds.[22][a] To allow their staff to attend the procession, Channel 8 temporarily postponed or rescheduled their production activities.[25] He was cremated at the Bright Hill Crematorium and Columbarium in Sin Ming.[26]

Tribute[edit]

Few Mediacorp artist gave tribute to him in a YouTube video featuring Chen Shucheng, Sora Ma, Ian Fang, Lin Meijiao, Belinda Lee, Zhou Ying, Tay Ping Hui, Ben Yeo, Dennis Chew, Xiang Yun & Desmond Tan,whom give their eulogy to the late veteran artist.

Legacy[edit]

In recognition of his contributions to the television industry in Singapore, Huang was posthumously awarded the "Honorary TV Award" on 28 April 2013, at the Star Awards 2013.[27][28] To commemorate his death, a television special titled Remembering Huang Wenyong was aired on 29 April 2013, as well as reruns of his television appearances being played on television and online platforms.[27]

In October 2014, the Madame Tussauds Singapore museum unveiled a wax figure of Huang.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Television/Serials
Year Work Role Notes
1981 Sunset 落日余晖
When Will I See You Again 又见黄花
Spring Is Always Green 悲欢年华 Gu Zhong Han 谷中寒
1982 Seletar Robbery 实里达大劫案 Xiao Chen 小陈
The Diamond Chase 圣淘沙之旅
1983 Army Series 新兵小传 Guo Zheng Hao 郭正豪
All That Glitters is Not Gold 捷径
CID '83 狮城勇探 Wu Zhi Hui 吴稚辉 (ASP)
1984 Ah Tu 阿突
The Awakening 雾锁南洋I – 天长地久/狮城拂晓 He Ah Shui 何阿水
In the Wilderness 荒原
The Awakening II 雾锁南洋II – 风雨同舟/赤道朝阳 He Ah Shui 何阿水
Pursuit 怒海萍踪 Guang Xu 光绪
1985 Son of Pulau Tekong 亚答籽 Wen Chao Qiang 温朝强
Home is Where Love is 吾爱吾家
1986 The Happy Trio 青春123 Huang Shao Wei 黄少威
Samsui Women 红头巾 Su Ah Zhi 苏阿治
Under One Roof 家和万事兴 Guo Yi Ji 郭一基
The Bond 天涯同命鸟 Zhou Gui Chu 周桂初
1987 Five Foot Way 五脚基 Liu Qi Hua 刘启华
Moving On 变迁 Zhuang Rong Fa 庄荣发
Strange Encounters 奇缘 之《钟馗捉鬼》 Zhong Kui 钟馗
1988 Heiress 世纪情 Zhou Yu Shu 周玉树
Airforce 空军 Kuang Guo Zhong 邝国忠
The Last Applause 舞榭歌台 Jiang Tian Ran 姜天然
Mystery 迷离夜之"戒" Ding Min Chang 丁民昌
My Fair Ladies 窈窕淑女 Zhao Yong Sheng 赵永生
Strange Encounters II 奇缘II 之《钟馗再捉鬼》 Zhong Kui 钟馗
1989 Magic of Dance 鼓舞青春
Return of the Prince 丝路迷城 Hua Shi Jin 花似锦
1990 Friends Next Door 我爱芳邻
Marry Me 最佳配偶
1991 The Working Class 上班一族
Guardian Angel 爸爸怕怕
1992 Women of Substance 悲欢岁月
Memories of June 六月的童话 Zhang Zhong Hua 张中华 Special appearance
Crazy Chase 富贵也疯狂
Love is in the Air 爱在女儿乡 Mai Da Cheng 麦达成
1993 Heavenly Beings 再战封神榜 Lü Dong Bin 吕洞宾
Angel of Vengeance 暴雨狂花 Zhang Da Fu 张大福
Happy Foes 欢喜冤家 Zhang Tian Shi 张天狮
Ninjas in Town 伏魔奇兵
Happy Reunion 年年有鱼 Zhu Ruo Guang 朱若光
1994 Thunder Plot 惊天大阴谋 Sir Ou 区Sir
The Challenger 勇者无惧 Dong Qi Long 董奇隆
Fiery Lover 烈火情人 Shi Zhong Ping 石中平
Silk of Love 情丝万缕 Fan Li Ren 范立仁
1995 Home at 168 大牌168 Zhuo Tie Shu 卓铁树 Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 1995
The Ranger 铁血雄心 Telemovie
The Golden Pillow 金枕头 Chen Hao Wen 陈浩文
1996 Ah Xue 阿雪 Lin Shu Gen 林树根
Triumph Over The Green 爱拼球会赢 Himself 黄文永 Guest appearance
Diary of a Teacher 老师日记 Wu Chuang Xin 吴创新
3-in-1 Love 爱情三合一 Wang Yong 王永
1996-2002 Don't Worry, Be Happy 敢敢做个开心人 Ong Kim Lye 黄金来 Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2000
1997 From the Medical Files 医生档案 Chen Jun Lin 陈俊麟
A Place to Call Home 薯条汉堡青春豆
My Family, My Love 高家万岁
1998 Around People's Park 珍珠街坊 Wang Xi 王喜
Men on Crossroads 四个好涩的男人 Wang Zhi Wei 王志伟
1999 God of Fortune 财星高照
My Grandpa 公公,你的名字很难叫
2000 On the Frontline 穿梭生死线
The Tax Files 流金税月
The Legendary Swordsman 笑傲江湖 Lin Zhen Nan 林镇南
2001 Three Women and A Half 三个半女人 Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2001
The Hotel 大酒店 Mr Goh Guest appearance
The Reunion 顶天立地 Steven Choo
2002 Health Matters 一切由慎开始
Fantasy 星梦情真 Yang Xiong 杨雄
Springs of Life 春到人间 Su Hua 苏华
2003 Lobang King 我是Lobang King Ong Kim Lye 黄金来 Sitcom
True Heroes 真心英雄 Wang Jiancheng 王建成
Holland V 荷兰村 Lin Jingcai Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 2003
Always On My Mind 无炎的爱
2004 I Love My Home 我爱我家 Xu Chuanjia 传家
These Ties That Bind 家财万贯
My Mighty-in-Laws 野蛮亲家 Fang Chunqiu
2005 Destiny 梦在手里 Shen Congye 沈从业 Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2005
A Promise for Tomorrow 拥抱明天 Fang Zhen 方震
2006 Women of Times 至尊红颜 Andrew Jia Zengmu 贾增木
Measure of Man 大男人。小男人 Cai Lianwei
2007 The Peak 最高点 Tie Tou
Happily Ever After 凡间新仙人 Yu Di 玉帝
Honour and Passion 宝家为国 Bao Pengju 宝鹏举
The Golden Path 黄金路 Lin Desheng 林德生
2008 Love Blossoms I 心花朵朵开 Yu Dong Cheng
Just in Singapore 一房,半厅,一水缸 Lin Bang (Francis) Nominated - Best Actor, Asian Television Awards 2008
Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2009
Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008: Top 8 Most Likeable Male Lead Characters
Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探 Xia Mingda 夏明达
2009 My A-Go-Go Princess 穿越阿哥哥 Landlord 包租公 Nominated - Favourite Male TV Character, Star Awards 2010
Your Hand in Mine
想握你的手
Zheng Shanguo
郑山国
2010 The Score
无花果
Luo Zhigang
罗志刚
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2011 A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Pan Jiaxiang
潘佳翔
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Devotion
阿娣
Xu Zhongzheng
许中正
  • Pairs up with Zoe Tay
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Love Thy Neighbour
四个门牌一个梦
Dai Guozhong
戴国忠
2012 Rescue 995
995
Ke Dashan
柯大山
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Blk 88
大牌88
Sim Beng Huat
沈炳发

Voice-over[30]
Joys of Life
花样人间
Han Jianren
韩健仁
2013 It's a Wonderful Life
好运到
Li Yunshun
李运顺
  • Pairs up with Chen Liping
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • His last television role before his death
Films/Movies
Year Work Role Notes
2000 2000 AD 公元2000 Guest Appearance
2001 My Valentine 二月十四 Taiwan production
2003 Homerun 跑吧!孩子 Kun's father
2011 It's a Great, Great World 大世界 Peter

Shows[edit]

Year Show Notes
1998 Bon Appetite 食指大动
2003 Be My Guest 客人来
2004 Durian Delights 你吃我吃它刺刺刺
Star of All Trades 行行出艺人
2006-2009 Living Golden Age 黄金年华
2010 Shop & Save
2012 30 Years of Drama - Theme Song Concert 《戏剧情牵30 - 我们的主题曲》演唱会 Huang Wenyong, Chen Shucheng and Xiang Yun were presented the night's prestigious "Television Guru" award.
2012 Silver Carnival Series 1 银色嘉年华

Awards[edit]

Year Award Representative Work Results
1995 Star Awards 1995, Best Actor Homes In 168 Nominated
1997 Star Awards 1997, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
1997 Star Awards 1997, Special Achievement Award Won
1998 Star Awards 1998, Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry Be Happy Nominated
1998 Star Awards 1998, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
1999 Star Awards 1999, Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry Be Happy Nominated
1999 Star Awards 1999, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2000 Star Awards 2000, Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry Be Happy Won
2000 Star Awards 2000, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2001 Star Awards 2001, Best Actor Three Women And A Half Nominated
2001 Star Awards 2001, Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry Be Happy Nominated
2001 Star Awards 2001, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2002 Star Awards 2002, Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry Be Happy Nominated
2002 Star Awards 2002, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2003 Star Awards 2003, Best Supporting Actor Holland V Nominated
2003 Star Awards 2003, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2004 Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005, Best Actor Destiny Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2006 Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2007 Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show, 1980s Era Screen Heartthrob Won
2007 Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show, Top 5 Onscreen Couples with Xiang Yun The Awakening Won
2007 Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show, Evergreen Veteran Won
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2008 Asian Television Awards 2008, Best Actor Just in Singapore Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009, Best Actor Just in Singapore Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Honorary TV Award (Posthumous) Won
2013 Star Awards 2013, Best Supporting Actor Joys of Life Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One source gives the figure as over 800,[21] another states it as 500,[23] and a third source writes 1,000.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/414704 黃文永病逝, 21 April 2013, China Press
  2. ^ Lim, Karen (22 April 2013). "Farewell, Ah Shui". AsiaOne. 
  3. ^ "Huang Wenyong: The Man behind the Star". Channel NewsAsia. 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h DeHart, Jonathan (April 22, 2013). "Huang Wenyong: Singapore Mourns Death of Veteran Actor". The Diplomat. 
  5. ^ "Xiang Yun: "He has given me only happy memories"". Channel NewsAsia. 21 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Lee, Jan (April 28, 2013). "Star Awards pays tribute to Huang Wenyong". The Straits Times. 
  7. ^ "黄文永淋巴癌逝 终年60岁 向云悲慟". Oriental Daily News. April 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Huang Wen Yong Celeb Bios
  9. ^ "Veteran actor Huang Wenyong has died". AsiaOne. April 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Zell-V Ambassador - Huang Wen Yong". Zell-V. June 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ 新加坡资深艺人黄文永21日于医院病逝 享年60岁 (in Chinese). April 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Chua, Charlene (April 1, 2013). "Huang Wenyong fans furious about rumours of his death". AsiaOne. 
  13. ^ Huang Wenyong clarifies on sudden weight loss
  14. ^ a b c 黄文永病两个月-爆瘦7公斤. xin msn (in Chinese). November 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Chen Guohua reveals why Huang Wenyong kept his cancer a secret". AsiaOne. April 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ Huang Wenyong dies of cancer at age 60
  17. ^ ST: Fans of actor Huang Wenyong furious about rumours of his death
  18. ^ a b c d Han, Wei Chou; Lam, Evelyn; Leong, Wai Kit (April 21, 2013). "Star Awards pays tribute to Huang Wenyong amid outpouring of grief". Channel News Asia. 
  19. ^ "Huang Wenyong's death casts pall over Star Awards show". The Straits Times. April 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ Han, Wei Chou (April 24, 2013). "Star-studded send-off for Huang Wenyong". Channel News Asia. 
  21. ^ a b Shah, Salimat (April 24, 2013). "Fans, celebs bid farewell to Huang Wenyong". Yahoo!. 
  22. ^ "Huang Wenyong's wish for drama re-run to be fulfilled". AsiaOne. April 25, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Huang Wenyong's daughter tweets about his passing". AsiaOne. April 25, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Actors are among hundreds at Huang Wenyong's funeral". AsiaOne. April 24, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Production work makes way for Huang Wenyong's funeral". Channel News Asia. April 23, 2013. 
  26. ^ Ng, Gena; Ferroa, Susan (April 24, 2013). "Last applause for Huang Wenyong". Channel News Asia. 
  27. ^ a b "Huang Wenyong to be honoured with special award at "Star Awards 2013 Show 2"". TODAY. April 22, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Tv - Actor Huang Wenyong Loses Cancer Battle". Contact Music. April 22, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Late Huang Wenyong gets wax tribute at Madame Tussauds, but daughter is upset". Coconuts Media. Coconuts Singapore. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  30. ^ 《大牌88》 节目介绍