Chinese director Chang Kai has passed away at the age of 55 after contracting COVID-19, sparking anger across China after his last words were revealed. The Hubei native had alleged that his elderly father was refused treatment after falling ill and eventually passed away at home after being turned away by numerous medical institutions. His mother and older sister have also passed away after being infected with the virus.

In his last words, Chang Kai shared that he and his father came down with a fever, started coughing and had breathing difficulties on January 25. He went to various hospitals to seek treatment, but was turned away as he was told that there were no available beds. He returned home, but succumbed to the disease two days later.

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