Taiwanese folk singer Pan An-pang, of the classic Grandma's Penghu Bay, dies, 58
Taipei - Pan An-pang, a pop idol in the 1970s known for Grandma's Penghu Bay and other folk songs, died on Sunday morning in a hospital in northwest Taiwan. He was 58, said newspapers yesterday.
Taiwan Apple Daily, quoting musician Yen, said the cause of death was kidney failure, from kidney cancer.
However, China Times, quoting an aunt of his wife, said he might have died of an infection related to heart surgery.
He was a known heart patient. In 2001, he had a close shave in Kuala Lumpur when he had chest pain which turned out to aortic dissection, a serious condition which there is a tear in the aorta. Six years later, he had a heart attack in Singapore, after he found out about his long-lost Singaporean godmother's death when he was on a radio show.