SINGAPORE: Veteran Malaysian actor Kenny Chan - known for his cross-dressing lead role in a television series - died on Tuesday (Jun 12) at the age of 68.
Mr Chan's wife, Ms Fern Loo, said he was hospitalised in Melaka on Monday after a lung infection.
"We thought he would recover," Ms Loo told The Star.
Mr Chan leaves behind three children.
The star was most famous for cross-dressing for the lead role of Bibik Neo in one of the longest-running TV shows in Malaysia, Baba dan Nyonya, which racked up 509 episodes.
Mr Chan also owned a restaurant called Big Nyonya and according to The Star, was set to begin work as an adviser for a Chinese documentary series about the Peranakan community.