Taiwanese host’s cause of death confirmed

Lo Pei-yin (right) and Belle Yu (left, left) . (Courtesy of Belle Yu and Lo Pei-ying / Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The cause of the death of Taiwanese veteran TV host Lo Pei-ying (羅霈穎) has been confirmed as an overdose of various medicines. 

Police said that the 59-year-old host was on several medications. According to the local media, Lo had seen doctors for heart disease and depression, and many kinds of medications were found in her Taipei residence.

After her passing at her residence on Aug. 3, police found the medications, drawing speculations that she might have committed suicide.

The coroner rebutted the speculations, saying that Lo was not in a state of vomiting before her death because if Lo had taken a large number of drugs to commit suicide, she would have vomited.

The image shows the mourning hall of Lo Pei-ying.(Courtesy of 冬瓜行旅小冬瓜)

The family had no comment on the cause of death, and the Taipei District Prosecutors Office decided not to conduct an autopsy. 

The farewell ceremony will be held on the Aug.15 because her 94-year-old mother wanted her daughter to be buried in Taoyuan before the Ghost Moon, Belle Yu (于美人), her best celebrity told the local media on Tuesday.

Lo worked as a fashion model before entering the entertainment industry.

In 1980, she was spotted by famous Television producer Chou Yu (周遊), who cast her in the Chinese Television System (CTS) one-episode drama “Charming Baby”(神勇嬌娃), which launched her career in the entertainment industry.

Afterward, she has starred in several TV shows and films.

After the broadcast of CTS variety show “Golden Partner”(黃金拍檔), she was promoted by producer Yu Kae-Ru to be the assistant host under the guidance of host Ni Min-jan (倪敏然).