Taiwan Comedian Da Bing Dies At Age 37
Written by Mari
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 01:49 PM
Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwanese entertainer Tony Fish, who starred in
the Hollywood film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, has died at the age
of 37 after contracting a serious lung infection, his former agent and
TV producer Shen Yu-lin confirmed Monday.
Fish, known locally by his nickname "Da Bing," was suffering from
pneumonia and died at a hospital in Beijing on July 20, Shen said.
According to the producer, the comedian's body has already been
cremated, and his ashes were expected to return to Taiwan later Monday.
Fish's memorial service is scheduled to be held on July 30, the Home of
Christian Performing Artists said in a statement released on Monday
Fish had a small role in the 2005 movie starring Rob Schneider, playing a gigolo's representative in Taiwan.
He was also well-known for impersonating politicians and female
celebrities such as former Premier Frank Hsieh and late Grammy
Award-winning singer Whitney Houston.
The comedian had struggled with a drug addiction, and he took a leave of
absence from showbiz in Taiwan in March 2011 after being arrested for
using drugs for the fourth time.
By Hanna Liu