Celebrities, friends grieving after death of Alien Huang, aged 36

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The sudden death of Taiwanese singer Alien Huang (黃鴻升) shocked Taiwan entertainment industry on Wednesday with many celebrity friends sending their condolences to his family, including his ex-girlfriend Rainie Yang (楊丞琳), veteran variety show host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲), Cyndi Wang (王心凌) and hostess Linda Chien (愷樂), to name just a few. 

Yang released a statement through her agent saying: “I have no words to describe how much it hurts. Huang was like family to me and I really can’t accept this heartbreaking news.” 

As his first crush, 36-year-old singer Rainie Yang responded through her agent. (NOWnews)

She added: “I will always remember his kindness, and please remember his hardworking, seriousness and talent. I will always miss him…”

Singer-actress Cyndi Wang, who was Huang’s senior classmate at school also released a statement through Universal Music: “It’s hard to accept his death. There are so many memories from school days and afterward.”

“This happened suddenly; it’s hard and I am reluctant to believe it,” she said. 

Upon hearing the sad news, Jacky Wu, host of the variety show “Mr. Player” (綜藝玩很大), expressed deep sorrow over the loss of his co-host and friend.

Jacky Wu (Courtesy of Chung T’ien)

“I can’t accept the fact that he hasn’t won a single Golden Bell Award yet……. I even promised him that I would bring him on stage next year at least….”

He added: “You promised me you’d take over the ‘Mr. Player’! Come back!”

Linda Chien (簡愷樂) who previously hosted the variety show “Entertainment 100%” (娛樂百分百) with Huang, posted a picture to Instagram, with the words “R.I.P.” on a black background.

The caption read, “This is unacceptable,” which came with a crying emoji. (Courtesy of Linda Chien / Instagram)

The caption read, “This is unacceptable,” which came with a crying emoji.

Linda Chien (right) (NOWnews)