This next two weeks will be tough on TW-ent as recently deceased singer-actor Alien Huang (Xiao Gui) was a mainstay and friends with so many stars veterans to newbies. Funeral services in Taiwan are usually over the span of two weeks after passing, with memorials and chanting ceremonies and a host of events before the actual internment. Xiao Gui’s memorial has already been set up now a mere 3 days after his passing on September 16th at the much too young 36 years old. Early reports identified that he was found deceased by his father, laying outside the bathroom already in rigor and with blood around his face.
It was interpreted that he died from an accidental fall but the family agreed to an autopsy after the police requested it to clear up confusion. The results show that Alien died from an aortic dissection, the same instant massive heart attack that after a tear in the aortic wall that killed Hollywood star John Ritter. It affects men more and usually older men but could be brought on by high pressure and genetic predisposition. I’m glad he went quickly and hopefully painlessly. Again, my condolences to his family and friends. He’s survived by his elderly father and younger sister.