|Pinyin||Huáng Wényǒng (Mandarin)|
|Born||25 July 1952
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Died||20 April 2013
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
|Resting place||Bright Hill Crematorium|
|Years active||1981–2013 (till death)|
Huang Wenyong (25 July 1952 – 20 April 2013) was a Malaysia-born Singaporean actor, musician, and former teacher of Chinese descent. He was an actor for MediaCorp from the early 1980s until his death. Appearing in more than 100 television programmes, he was among the first few batches of locally-trained actors to enter the local entertainment industry and considered to be one of the "pioneers in local Chinese drama". Huang died on 20 April 2013 of lymphoma, a cancer of the blood. Reactions to his death were reported to have "flooded the Internet".
Early life and career
Huang was a teacher in Kuala Lumpur before leaving for Singapore. Huang moved to Singapore in the 1970s, close to penniless then, with only fifty dollars in hand. He joined the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1977. He is perhaps best known for his appearance in The Awakening in which he played love interest to Xiang Yun's character and The Seletar Robbery during the 1980s. Huang is also known for starring alongside Chew Chor Meng the long-running popular series Don't Worry, Be Happy (1996–2002) and its spin-off Lobang King as the stingy uncle to Chew's character Ah Bee. Huang was nominated for and named one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes every single year in the annual Star Awards since its introduction in 1994, until his death in 2013. In total, Huang starred in more than a hundred Chinese-language television programmes. In addition to acting, Huang sang pieces for a few television sitcoms and also released two albums. He was an ambassador for anti-ageing product company Zell-V.
Huang gained Singaporean citizenship in October 2008 after residing in the country for 27 years. Huang was married with two children: a son and a daughter. He was a "lifelong devotee" of Buddhism.
There was public concern after Huang appeared visibly haggard during MediaCorp Channel 8's 30th Drama Anniversary Show. He clarified that he had been suffering from stomach flu, said to have been contracted in September 2012. During which, he was estimated to have lost 6–7 kilograms in weight. Huang would also experience intervals of severe fever. In November 2012, Huang was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to go for chemotherapy. His condition was not disclosed to the general public until his death, because Huang "wanted to go through this by himself".
Huang died at the Singapore General Hospital at around 5 p.m. (GMT+8) on 20 April 2013, aged 60. The cause of his death was lymphoma cancer. Huang was previously subject to a death hoax earlier in the month, which claimed that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His medical condition had been kept under the wraps; only very few knew what actually ailed him. Huang's death sparked an "outpouring of grief" from both colleagues and fans alike. Thirty seconds of silence were observed and a special tribute segment aired before the start of the Star Awards ceremony held the evening after his death.
His funeral wake was held a day after his death on 21 April 2013 at the Teochew Funeral Parlour, lasting for five days.Xiang Yun and Chen Shucheng delivered eulogies, as did a few others. Funeral attendees were measured by the hundreds.[a] To allow their staff to attend the procession, Channel 8 temporarily postponed or rescheduled their production activities. He was cremated at the Bright Hill Crematorium and Columbarium in Sin Ming.
In recognition of his contributions to the television industry in Singapore, Huang was posthumously awarded the "Honorary TV Award" on 28 April 2013, at the Star Awards 2013. To commemorate his death, a television special titled Remembering Huang Wenyong was aired on 29 April 2013, as well as reruns of his television appearances being played on television and online platforms.
|When Will I See You Again 又见黄花|
|1982||Seletar Robbery 实里达大劫案||Chen|
|The Diamond Chase 圣淘沙之旅|
|1983||Army Series 新兵小传||Guo Zhenghao 郭正豪|
|All That Glitters is Not Gold 捷径|
|CID '83 狮城勇探|
|1984||Ah Tu 阿突|
|The Awakening 雾锁南洋I – 天长地久/狮城拂晓||He Ah Shui 何阿水|
|In the Wilderness 荒原|
|The Awakening II 雾锁南洋II – 风雨同舟/赤道朝阳|
|1985||Son of Pulau Tekong 亚答籽|
|Home is Where Love is 吾爱吾家|
|1986||The Happy Trio 青春123|
|Samsui Women 红头巾||Su Ah Zhi|
|Under One Roof 家和万事兴|
|The Bond 天涯同命鸟|
|1987||Five Foot Way 五脚基|
|Moving On 变迁|
|Airforce 空军||Kuang Guozhong 邝国忠|
|My Fair Ladies 窈窕淑女|
|Strange Encounters II 奇缘II之钟馗再捉鬼|
|The Last Applause 舞榭歌台|
|1989||Magic of Dance 鼓舞青春|
|Return of the Prince 丝路迷城|
|1990||Friends Next Door 我爱芳邻|
|Marry Me 最佳配偶|
|1991||The Working Class 上班一族|
|Guardian Angel 爸爸怕怕|
|1992||Women of Substance 悲欢岁月|
|Memories of June 六月的童话|
|Crazy Chase 抢钱世家|
|Love is in the Air 爱在女儿乡|
|1993||Heavenly Beings 再战封神榜|
|Angel of Vengeance 暴雨狂花|
|Happy Foes 欢喜冤家|
|Ninjas in Town 伏魔奇兵|
|Happy Reunion 年年有余|
|1994||Thunder Plot 惊天大阴谋|
|The Challenger 勇者无惧|
|Fiery Lover 烈火情人|
|Silk of Love 情丝万缕|
|1995||Home at 168 大牌168||Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 1995|
|1996||Ah Xue 阿雪||Lin Shugen 林树根|
|Diary of a Teacher 老师日记|
|The Golden Pillow 金枕头|
|1996-2002||Don't Worry, Be Happy 敢敢做个开心人||Ong Kim Lye 黄金来||Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2000|
|1997||From the Medical Files 医生档案|
|3-in-1 Love 爱情三合一|
|A Place to Call Home 薯条汉堡青春豆|
|My Family, My Love 高家万岁|
|1998||Around People's Park 珍珠街坊|
|Men on Crossroads 四个好涩的男人|
|1999||God of Fortune 财星高照|
|My Grandpa 公公,你的名字很难叫|
|2000||On the Frontline 穿梭生死线|
|The Tax Files 流金税月|
|The Legendary Swordsman 笑傲江湖|
|2001||Three Women and A Half 三个半女人||Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2001|
|The Hotel 大酒店||Mr Goh||Guest appearance|
|The Reunion 顶天立地||Steven Choo|
|2002||Springs of Life 春到人间||Su Hua 苏华|
|2003||Health Matters II 一切由慎开始2|
|Lobang King 我是Lobang King||Ong Kim Lye 黄金来||Sitcom|
|True Heroes 真心英雄||Wang Jiancheng 王建成|
|Holland V 荷兰村||Lin Jingcai||Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 2003|
|Always On My Mind 无炎的爱|
|2004||I Love My Home 我爱我家||Xu Chuanjia 传家|
|These Ties That Bind 家财万贯|
|My Mighty-in-Laws 野蛮亲家||Fang Chunqiu|
|2005||Destiny 梦在手里||Shen Congye 沈从业||Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2005|
|A Promise for Tomorrow 拥抱明天||Fang Zhen|
|2006||Women of Times 至尊红颜|
|Measure of Man 大男人。小男人||Cai Lianwei|
|2007||The Peak 最高点||Tie Tou|
|Happily Ever After 凡间新仙人|
|Honour and Passion 宝家为国||Bao Pengju 宝鹏举|
|The Golden Path 黄金路||Lin Desheng 林德生|
|2008||Love Blossoms I 心花朵朵开|
|Just in Singapore 一房，半厅，一水缸||Lin Bang (Francis)||Nominated - Best Actor, Asian Television Awards 2008
Nominated - Best Actor, Star Awards 2009
Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008: Top 8 Most Likeable Male Lead Characters
|Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探||Xia Mingda 夏明达|
|2009||My A-Go-Go Princess 穿越阿哥哥||Landlord 包租公||Nominated - Favourite Male TV Character, Star Awards 2010|
|Your Hand in Mine 想握你的手||Zheng Shanguo 郑山国|
|2010||The Score 无花果||Luo Zhigang 罗志刚|
|2011||A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城||Pan Jiaxiang|
|Devotion 阿娣||Xu Zhongzheng|
|Love Thy Neighbour 四个门牌一个梦||Dai Guozhong 戴国忠|
|2012||Rescue 995||Ke Dashan 柯大山|
|Blk 88 大牌88||Sim Beng Huat 沈炳发||Animated web series
|Joys of Life 花样人间||Han Jianren 韩健仁||Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 2013|
|2013||It's a Wonderful Life 好运到||Li Yunshun 李运顺||His last television role|
|Remembering Huang Wenyong||Himself (footage only)||Posthumous|
|1995||The Ranger 铁血雄心||Telemovie|
|2000||2000 AD 公元2000||Guest Appearance|
|2001||My Valentine 二月十四||Taiwan production|
|2003||Homerun 跑吧！孩子||Kun's father|
|2011||It's a Great, Great World 大世界||Peter|
|1998||Bon Appetite 食指大动|
|2003||Be My Guest 客人来|
|2004||Durian Delights 你吃我吃它刺刺刺|
|Star of All Trades 行行出艺人|
|2006-2009||Living Golden Age 黄金年华|
|2010||Shop & Save|
|2012||30 Years of Drama - Theme Song Concert 《戏剧情牵30 - 我们的主题曲》演唱会||Huang Wenyong, Chen Shucheng and Xiang Yun were presented the night's prestigious "Television Guru" award.|
|2012||Silver Carnival Series 1 银色嘉年华|
Awards and nominations
|Awards Show||Title of award||TV Show|
|Star Awards 1997||Special Achievement Award|
|Star Awards 2001||Nominated Best Actor||Three Women And A Half|
|Star Awards 2003||Nominated Best Supporting Actor||Holland V|
|Star Awards 2005||Nominated Best Actor||Destiny|
|Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show||1980s Era Screen Heartthrob|
|Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show||Top 5 Onscreen Couples with Xiang Yun||The Awakening|
|Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show||Evergreen Veteran|
|Asian Television Awards 2008||Nominated Best Drama Performance by an Actor||Just in Singapore|
|Star Awards 2009||Nominated Best Actor||Just in Singapore|
|Star Awards 2011||Top 10 Favourite Male Artistes Award|
|Star Awards 2013||Nominated Best Supporting Actor||Joys of Life|
|Star Awards 2013 (Posthumous)||Honorary TV Award|
|Star Awards 2013||Top 10 Favourite Male Artistes|
- Awards won were highlighted in green
- http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/414704 黃文永病逝, 21 April 2013, China Press
- Lim, Karen (22 April 2013). "Farewell, Ah Shui". AsiaOne.
- "Huang Wenyong: The Man behind the Star". Channel NewsAsia. 21 April 2013.
- DeHart, Jonathan (April 22, 2013). "Huang Wenyong: Singapore Mourns Death of Veteran Actor". The Diplomat.
- "Xiang Yun: "He has given me only happy memories"". Channel NewsAsia. 21 April 2013.
- Lee, Jan (April 28, 2013). "Star Awards pays tribute to Huang Wenyong". The Straits Times.
- "黄文永淋巴癌逝 终年60岁 向云悲慟". Oriental Daily News. April 21, 2013.
- Huang Wen Yong Celeb Bios
- "Veteran actor Huang Wenyong has died". AsiaOne. April 20, 2013.
- "Zell-V Ambassador - Huang Wen Yong". Zell-V. June 1, 2011.
- "新加坡资深艺人黄文永21日于医院病逝 享年60岁" (in Chinese). April 22, 2013.
- Chua, Charlene (April 1, 2013). "Huang Wenyong fans furious about rumours of his death". AsiaOne.
- Huang Wenyong clarifies on sudden weight loss
- "黄文永病两个月-爆瘦7公斤". xin msn (in Chinese). November 19, 2012.
- "Chen Guohua reveals why Huang Wenyong kept his cancer a secret". AsiaOne. April 24, 2013.
- Huang Wenyong dies of cancer at age 60
- ST: Fans of actor Huang Wenyong furious about rumours of his death
- Han, Wei Chou; Lam, Evelyn; Leong, Wai Kit (April 21, 2013). "Star Awards pays tribute to Huang Wenyong amid outpouring of grief". Channel News Asia.
- "Huang Wenyong's death casts pall over Star Awards show". The Straits Times. April 22, 2013.
- Han, Wei Chou (April 24, 2013). "Star-studded send-off for Huang Wenyong". Channel News Asia.
- Shah, Salimat (April 24, 2013). "Fans, celebs bid farewell to Huang Wenyong". Yahoo!.
- "Huang Wenyong's wish for drama re-run to be fulfilled". AsiaOne. April 25, 2013.
- "Huang Wenyong's daughter tweets about his passing". AsiaOne. April 25, 2013.
- "Actors are among hundreds at Huang Wenyong's funeral". AsiaOne. April 24, 2013.
- "Production work makes way for Huang Wenyong's funeral". Channel News Asia. April 23, 2013.
- Ng, Gena; Ferroa, Susan (April 24, 2013). "Last applause for Huang Wenyong". Channel News Asia.
- "Huang Wenyong to be honoured with special award at “Star Awards 2013 Show 2”". TODAY. April 22, 2013.
- "Tv - Actor Huang Wenyong Loses Cancer Battle". Contact Music. April 22, 2013.
- 《大牌88》 节目介绍
- "Huang Wenyong to be honoured with special award at “Star Awards 2013 Show 2”". Channel News Asia. April 22, 2013.
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