Taiwan celebrities pay tribute to Alien Huang in new song

TAIPEI (The China Post)  — Taiwan television host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) and a string of celebrity friends released a new song on Tuesday themed after singer-actor Alien Huang (黃鴻升) who passed away at the age of 36.

“How Far Is Heaven: My Dearest Alien,” which was composed and written by Wu, is performed by eight celebrities, namely Wu, Alan Ko (柯有倫), KID, William, Chen Han-dian (陳漢典), Bobby Dou (竇智孔), Richie Jen (任賢齊) and Jason Chung (小鐘).   

The song, which starts with Alan Ko saying “We’re singing to you, brother!” sounds like a series of personal messages to the popular artist who died of aortic dissection last week. 

Wu sang: “I like your warm embrace” and “I don’t know how far heaven is, do you have enough luggage? What else do you have on your mind? I’ve been there, come talk to me.” 

KID and Jen become very emotional at the end of the song before Wu hugged everyone and gave them his condolences.

The 5 minutes long music video gathered more than 1.7 million views on the first day of its release.