The Straits Times
Published on Dec 06, 2012

Deceased former actor Chen Wencong spent last year doing things he loved


Former Mediacorp actor-turned-producer Tan Boon Chong, who died of pneumonia on Dec 5, 2012, aged 42, spent the last year of his life doing "all the things that he enjoyed the most", says his widow.

Tan, better known as Chen Wencong, was diagnosed with leukaemia in October last year. He decided to stop work all together and stay at home. His wife Joelle Han also quit her office administrator job to spend time with him.

Ms Han, 33, says: "Both of us stopped work to spend time together and enjoy each other. Every day, he did what he loves, like reading, and watching variety programmes and dramas on TV.

"He also had many chats with all the people who mattered the most to him, and a lot of visits from his friends and family."