Following news of Bai Yan’s death, our stars have taken to Instagram to pay tribute to the beloved veteran actor. The centenarian passed away at 3am yesterday morning (Aug 19) after being hospitalised for pneumonia 10 days earlier. His wake will be held at the Singapore Casket, with his funeral happening this Friday morning (Aug 23).
Bai Yan, who was fondly known as Bai Yan-shu (or Uncle Bai Yan), was well-loved by his fellow actors, most of whom grew up watching his shows. Then there were the lucky few who knew him personally — one star even received valuable marriage advice from the actor, who was married for 72 years to his wife Ye Qing.
Scroll on to read the touching tributes to Singapore's favourite grandpa.