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Man found dead at foot of Toa Payoh block, wife dies of heart attack, Singapore News

She heard a bamboo pole hitting the ground and thought nothing of it. But when Madam Maimon Ayab, 86, peered out of the window of her first-storey flat, she was shocked to see an elderly man face-down in the carpark. Madam Maimon, who got her 48-year-old grandson to call the police, told The New Paper yesterday: “It was scary. There was a bit of blood coming from his head. “T-shirts and shorts that were on the bamboo pole were on the ground as well.” A police spokesman said yesterday that…

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74-year-old delivery rider dies after being hit by falling glass bottle at condo party , Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 74-year-old has died from injuries he suffered after being hit by a glass bottle his family believes was thrown down from a 35-storey condominium flat in Spottiswoode Park. Mr Nasiari Sunee, a delivery driver, was in the Spottiswoode 18 condominium for a housewarming party on Sunday night (Aug 18) when he was hit on the top of his head by a glass bottle, said his two older children. Speaking to The Straits Times after their father’s burial on Tuesday, they said he had just sat down at a…

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Veteran actor Bai Yan dies aged 100, Entertainment, Singapore News

Well-loved local veteran actor Bai Yan has died. He turned 100 this year. The China-born artist passed away Monday morning (Aug 19) at about 3am, Lianhe Zaobao reported. The actor had celebrated his 100th birthday in May with a guest list of more than a hundred people, including A-list local celebrities such as Zoe Tay and Aileen Tan. Bai Yan made his name as a TV actor when he was already in his 60s, but honed his craft in his early life as a member of a stage performance troupe.  He…

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54-year-old woman dies in lorry accident; driver arrested, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 54-year-old woman died after an accident involving a lorry in Taman Jurong on Thursday (Aug 15) afternoon. Police said they were alerted to the incident at the junction of Ho Ching Road and Corporation Road around 3.30pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. It is not clear how the accident occurred. The 33-year-old lorry driver was arrested by the police for causing death by a negligent act, and investigations are ongoing. This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for…

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Partner of Growing Up actress Irin Gan dies, Entertainment, Singapore News

Former actress Irin Gan announced on Thursday (July 25) that her partner, Hawk Tan, has died. She wrote in a Facebook post: “You have been so strong and positive to the last min(ute), second. Truly a fighter.” “I guess God has a better plan for you, and you are in a much better place now.” Irin, however, did not reveal details of Tan’s death. Messages of condolences poured in after the announcement, with some of her friends urging her to take care of herself and to stay strong. Dearest Baby, You…

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Husband of Growing Up actress Irin Gan dies, Entertainment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Former actress Irin Gan announced on Thursday (July 25) that her husband Hawk Tan has died. She wrote in a Facebook post: “You have been so strong and positive to the last min(ute), second. Truly a fighter.” “I guess God has a better plan for you, and you are in a much better place now.” Irin, however, did not reveal details of her husband’s death. Messages of condolences poured in after the announcement, with some of her friends urging her to take care of herself and to stay strong.…

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Education centre founder Julia Gabriel, 67, dies after long battle with cancer, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Education centre founder Julia Gabriel, a well-known figure in early childhood education, died early Monday morning (July 22) after battling cancer for more than 10 years. She was 67. Ms Gabriel, a British citizen who is a Singapore permanent resident, opened the Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama Centre for children in 1990 to provide a different learning experience for children. Her son Mark Gabriel, 44, a director and senior teacher at the centre, told The Straits Times on Monday: “She was an incredibly caring and sensitive mother, somebody…

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Man who was rescued from burning Bukit Batok flat dies in hospital; SCDF says fire linked to PMDs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 40-year-old man who was rescued from a burning Bukit Batok Housing Board flat in the early hours of Thursday (July 18) has died in hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man, who had third-degree burns on 40 per cent of his body, died at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Saturday afternoon. He had also been in a coma since the incident due to a lack of oxygen to his brain. Police are investigating the unnatural death. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Saturday that preliminary investigations indicated…

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24-year-old motorcyclist dies after accident with car in Tampines, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 24-year-old man died after his motorcycle was involved in an accident with a car in Tampines on Wednesday night (July 17). The police said that they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Tampines Street 32 and Tampines Avenue 2 at 10.02pm on Wednesday. The motorcyclist, who was unconscious, was taken to Changi General Hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver of the car, a 29-year-old man, was arrested for causing death by a negligent act. The police are investigating the case. This…

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Baby Hoai An, who was found in plastic bag and treated in Singapore, dies in Vietnam, Singapore News

A Vietnamese baby girl who was treated at a Singapore hospital after being left for dead in Vietnam in March has died. Three-month old Trieu Hoai An died at about 4am on Friday (July 12) at the Hue Quang monastery in Da Lat City, about 300km north-east of Ho Chi Minh City. In a Facebook post on Friday, her primary caregiver Venerable Minh Tai said that Hoai An woke up crying at about 3am, but managed to fall back asleep after being fed some milk by the nun who was…

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