Alien Huang’s ex-girlfriend Rainie Yang arrives at the memorial hall
Among the attendees on the first day was Taiwanese singer and Alien’s former high school sweetheart
Rainie Yang, who rushed down from another public event in the afternoon at about 3pm.
She stayed for two-and-a-half hours and left without giving any interviews, but she issued a statement through her manager: “For me, the point of my trip to the mourning hall was to offer support to Alien’s family, to chat with them and give them a hug. Missing Alien is something that can be done at any time.”
Rainie also posted a clarification on her Instagram that evening to reassure everyone that she’s fine, saying, “I was very calm today and didn’t need anyone to support me. The only reason the staff were protecting me and holding on to me was ‘cos they were afraid I would be too overwhelmed by the crowd of reporters, so fans, please don’t worry.”
Alien’s girlfriend Wu Han Qun, better known as Qun Qun
One of the earliest to arrive at the memorial hall was
Alien’s girlfriend, Taiwanese cheerleader Wu Han Qun, also known as Qun Qun, whom he had been dating in secret for a year and a half. According to reports, everyone was trying to lift Qun Qun’s spirits at the wake by sharing funny stories about Alien, talking, laughing, and crying with her.
While most of the attendees on the first day kept a low profile and did not speak to the media, Taiwanese entertainer
Jacky Wu, who hosted variety show Mr. Player with Alien, gave an interview in the lobby to share his thoughts when he arrived on the second day of the wake.
Jacky Wu speaks to the press with Mr. Player co-host Kid Lin and Qun Qun (Photo: SET News)
Holding back tears, Jacky shared that he and fellow
Mr. Player host Kid Lin got together to write a song simply titled ‘?’ the day after Alien’s death. “We can’t accept this. How could you leave us at such a young age?” he said. “It’s a pity that he left us so quickly, so the first two lines I wrote were, ‘How far is heaven? Did you bring enough luggage?’ It still hurts a lot.”
As for the future of
Mr. Player, Jacky revealed that there are no plans to replace Alien, and that he and Kid are unable to continue filming at the moment. In fact, the entire show may even come to an end after the last five episodes which feature Alien are aired but they would still need to have a proper discussion with the production team.
Jacky Wu, his daughter Sandy Wu, and Kid Lin arrive at Alien’s wake
Alien, who was also known as Xiao Gui, was
found dead at the age of 36 in his home on September 16. An autopsy revealed that his cause of death was an aortic dissection, which occurs when the inner layer of the aorta — the main artery that carries blood away from the heart — tears, leading to a blockage of his blood vessels.
Keep scrolling to see which other familiar faces were at Alien’s wake over the past two days.
A heart-breaking sight: Alien’s father bows to the media to thank them
Television host Sam Tseng on the first day of the wake
Taiwanese singer Nine Chen also spoke to the media on the first day
American-Taiwanese actor Sunny Wang
Taiwanese singer Windie Zhang, who was in girl group 4 in Love with Rainie
Taiwanese singer and Popu Lady member Dayuan
Members of Taiwanese rock band 831
Lollipop F’s Awayne Liu (right) and William Liao
Malaysian-born singer Gary Chaw
Taiwanese actress Janine Chang
Taiwanese actors and celeb couple Alyssa Chia and Xiu Jie Kai
Taiwanese singer-actress Emma Wu, also known as Gui Gui
Former Energy member Kunda Hsieh and his wife, Taiwanese actress Alice Ko
Alien’s younger sister Huang Ting Ting and her husband
Taiwanese singer-actor Eddy Ou, also known as Ou Di, and his wife
Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu attended two days of the wake
Taiwanese actress Cheryl Yang on the second day of the wake
Gui Gui shows up on day two with Taiwanese singer-actor Aaron Yan
Taiwanese actress Margaret Wang
Taiwanese host Lulu Huang
Taiwanese singer Lee Chien Na, also known as Gina Lee
From left: Taiwanese presenter Tuo Zong Kang with comedians Chang Li Tung and Nono
Alien’s sister arrives with her husband on day 2, this time with their son Anson
Photos: Apple Daily, SET News