Malaysian Baba dan Nyonya star Kenny Chan dies aged 68

Malaysian Baba dan Nyonya star Kenny Chan dies aged 68

Kenny Chan Baba dan Nyonya
Veteran Malaysian actor Kenny Chan died in a Melaka hospital on Tuesday (Jun 12). (Photo: Facebook: Big Nyonya)

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. 

Source: CNA/hs(aj)

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