Singapore

Timeline of his career

CAREER:

1990 - Started his acting career after winning Star Search

1996 - Became a household name playing the lead role of Ah Bee in Chinese comedy Don't Worry, Be Happy

1999 - Gained immense popularity among local viewers with another popular role You Ri'an/You Yongfu in Channel 8 drama Wok Of Life

2004 - Won the All Time Favourite Award at the annual Star Awards after getting the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste award for 10 years running

2004 to 2005 - Noticed his health deteriorating

2008 - Announced he has Kennedy's disease

2014 to 2015 - Filmed long-running Channel 8 drama 118, starring as Hong Daming, the owner of the eponymous coffee shop