The bf shared this news with me.
He was like, do you know who Ah Nan is?
He died today leh.I was like mm..not really.
Who sia? Must see picture
So he showed me a link and I saw this photo
His real name is John Cheng, but he is more famously known as Ah Nan
or the ah long.
He is a rather famous getai veteran as well as a popular thug character in on screen movies by Jack Neo and sometimes in our local Channel 8 dramas. Before joining show business in 1987, Cheng used to be part of a gang, had gambling problems and was a loanshark runner. He then started working the getai circuit, and was eventually given supporting actor roles in films such as Money No Enough (1997), I Not Stupid (2002) and Where Got Ghost? (2009).
And according to The Straits Times today, Ah Nan, died of an apparent heart attack last night. The 52-year-old collapsed backstage following a performance in a nightclub in Parklane Mall, according to his wife. She spoke to the organisers of a Chinese New Year concert he was scheduled to perform at on Feb 12.
Thank you for all the laughter and joy you brought to us. He’ll be sorely missed in all Jack Neo’s movies – it will never be the same without him.
May you rest in peace.
RIP Ah Nan