Chinese pop star Huang Zitao’s father, Huang Zhongdong, passed away today (Sep 11) at the age of 52. The entertainment label that he founded, L. TAO Entertainment, issued a statement confirming the news. Korean media has reported that he was suffering from a chronic illness.
The statement read, “While battling against his illness, [Zhongdong] encouraged his family and friends to focus on their work and to be optimistic. We are devastated by his passing.” They added that a simple wake and funeral will be held according to the late businessman’s wishes.