C-ent’s week of sadness came together to say final farewells to actor-singer Kimi Qiao (Qiao Ren Liang) on Wednesday September 21st. Days after Kimi’s shocking suicide over the weekend, his family, friends (inside and outside the entertainment industry), colleagues, and fans all gathered in Shanghai for his viewing and memorial service. It was a massive affair as over a thousand fans showed up overnight to camp out and send their idol off, and as the day dawned a steady stream of mourners arrived to pay their respects. It was an open casket viewing and Kimi appeared just sleeping peacefully amidst his favorite color of pink flowers ringing him.
Close star friends including Chen Qiao En, Jin Bo Ran, Li Yi Feng, Zhao Li Ying and many more were in attendance at the service. Kimi was an only child and his father gave a tear-filled eulogy sharing stories about what a kind, loving, and dutiful son Kimi was, and also how Kimi tried to keep his increasingly severe insomnia and depression from his parents so to not worry them. He thanked all the friends and fans for supporting and loving Kimi, and ended by saying that they are heartbroken but didn’t have the heart to blame Kimi for taking this way out, only hoping that he is no longer in pain and now at peace.