HE CRIED so hard as he watched his father’s coffin enter the flames at Mandai Crematorium on Wednesday that it cost him his life.
Mr Tan Yuan Ping, 43, collapsed and fell unconscious. He died without waking up.
Mr Tan was devastated when his father, who lived with him, came down with final-stage lung cancer, said his sister, Madam Zhong Mei Rong.
"He couldn't accept the news that my father had cancer," she told Chinese evening newspapers Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News.