Last Updated on November 29, 2023, 2:09 am
Queenzy Cheng, the acclaimed Malaysian actress and singer, passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2023, at the age of 37.
Known affectionately as Zhuang Qun Shi, Queenzy had been battling cancer, casting a shadow over her once-vibrant career. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier in the year, exhibiting symptoms such as exhaustion, weight loss, and stomach discomfort, identified in March 2023. Despite undergoing various treatments, including chemotherapy and surgery, the cancer had spread and become incurable.
In a heartbreaking decision, Cheng chose to discontinue her therapy in October 2023, opting to spend her last moments at home surrounded by loved ones. The news of her passing was shared through an official Instagram post, which read:
“With deep sorrow, we announce the quiet departure of Queenzy on November 28, 2023. Queenzy, the beloved Malaysian singer, captured hearts with her enchanting voice, particularly through her delightful Chinese New Year songs filled with joy and tradition. Her musical legacy will remain a comforting memory of the happiness she brought into countless lives.
As we mourn the loss of this talented artist, let us celebrate the vibrant spirit and cultural richness she shared through her singing and acting. Details of the memorial ceremony will be provided soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Queenzy’s family, friends, and all those affected by her untimely departure.”
Her sudden demise has left a void in the hearts of her loved ones, with social media flooded with prayers and sympathies. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and community during this tragic time.
About Queenzy Cheng
Cheng was born on February 26, 1986; Cheng made her stage debut at five, performing solo at a relative’s wedding ceremony. Over the years, she evolved into a versatile artist, making her official stage debut at the age of eight.
In addition to her performances in pop, musical theatre, and classical music, Queenzy gained fame for her Chinese New Year record releases spanning two decades. After the success of her records, she joined forces with emerging artists Angeline Khoo, Cass Chin, and Crystal Ong in 2001 to form M-Girls in 2001.
Nicknamed the S.H.E of Malaysia after their first album, M-Girls garnered several awards with subsequent releases. In 2017, Queenzy collaborated with Taiwanese model Tom Chang on the track “Don’t Be Shy.” In 2018, she and Crystal Ong collaborated to recreate an internet single inspired by their 1995 album (Double Stars Bring Luck).
Queenzy’s significant contributions to the industry will always be remembered. Our prayers are with her; may she rest in peace, Queenzy Cheng.
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