Entertainer Chu Ke-liang died of colon cancer at the age of 70 on May 15. Chu’s management agency, Arjay International Entertainment, released the death notice, or obituary, last week, and announced that his funeral is to be held at New Taipei City’s Banqiao Funeral Home on June 20.
Chu was a legend in his own lifetime. Extremely popular early on, he later struggled with gambling and debts and went into hiding for 15 years, before successfully staging a comeback. When on his sickbed, Chu finally fulfilled his wish of being reunited with his daughter, Jeannie Hsieh, who is one of Taiwan’s top singers.
According to Liang Cheng-chao, a vice superintendent of the Taipei Beitou Health Management Hospital, colon cancer is closely related to one’s genes and dietary habits. Frequent consumption of grilled red meats, deep-fried foods, processed meat products, sausages and bacon may increase the risk of this cancer.
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