Taiwanese singer Kenji Wu's mother passed away last Friday (Jan 12), after a six-year battle with liver fibrosis.
According to Taiwan media reports, she was first diagnosed with the condition in 2011. Kenji pulled all the stops in his search for the best doctors to treat her, and also traveled with her whenever he had the time to do so. He also visited her back in his hometown, Kaohsiung, whenever he had time. Despite Kenji’s efforts, her condition worsened over the years. She was admitted to hospital on January 11 for lung complications, and passed away a day later.
Kenji, who was in China filming for upcoming movie Poems for You when he found out about what happened, has since returned to Taiwan and is handling her funeral rites. His former boss shared that Kenji was mentally prepared for the worst after he heard about his mother being admitted to the hospital, and said that the singer whispered, “You’ll go to a better place” in her ear when she passed away.
On the night of her passing, Kenji posted a photo of them on Facebook and wrote, “Even before today, I’ve known about regret. After today, I’ve learned what goodbye is… And I’ve also understood how much I love you.” In the photo, the pair is seen with their backs to the camera, walking side-by-side with Kenji’s mother holding onto his arm.
The 38-year-old singer was known for his filial piety, and frequently expresses it in different ways. He once revealed in an interview that he was “moved to tears” when he saw how happy his parents were with the house he bought them. He also shared, “I call home almost every day; what our family needs most is actually our concern.”
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