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"Recent Photo" Of Elusive Former Singer Liu Wen Cheng Goes Viral; Turns Out To Be Fake

It’s been almost 30 years since the ‘First Ancestor of Idols’ disappeared from the public eye.

"Recent Photo" Of Elusive Former Singer Liu Wen Cheng Goes Viral; Turns Out To Be Fake

Thanks to the ubiquity of camera phones and social media, it’s super easy to find out what retired celebrities are up to these days even if it’s been years since they were last in the spotlight. However, one erstwhile heartthrob has miraculously managed to avoid any public exposure whatsoever since he left the industry almost three decades ago.

Not too long ago, a so-called “recent photo” of former Taiwanese singer-actor Liu Wen Cheng (also known as Steven Liu) began circulating on the internet. The now-68 year old was one of the hottest Mandopop stars in the '70s and '80s, and has even been hailed as the ‘First Ancestor of Idols’ ‘cos he was such a huge influence on the first generation of male singers in China.

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