Taiwanese celeb dancer Serena Liu, or Liu Zhen, passed away on Mar 22 in a Taiwan hospital, after battling a coma for one month, after complications during a heart valve replacement surgery, and was awaiting a heart transplant. The hospital has released a statement, revealing the cause of death was increased intracranial pressure.
Since her passing, the 44-year-old dancer's husband, singer Shin Lung, has not been seen in public. Instead, speaking on his behalf is Taiwanese host Jacky Wu, who's a close family friend and runs the agency that Shin Lung is signed to. Speaking to the media, Jacky said that while Shin Lung is “not in a good condition”, his close friends have all rallied behind him to show their support.
Jacky also mentioned that Shin Lung wants everyone to “keep the image of Serena’s beautiful dancing in their hearts forever”.
As such, Jacky revealed that the family will not be holding a funeral for Serena. However, a Buddhist memorial service is scheduled to be held from March 25 to 29 at Lungyen Life Service in Zhongshan District. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who wish to pay their respects will have to enter in batches. A final memorial service will be held on April 22, at the Le Méridien Taipei.
However, Shin Lung had given the hospital a statement to release on his behalf. He thanked everyone for their care and encouragement for Serena. The 48-year-old also apologised for being unable to get in contact with everyone who had reached out to him, and requested for everyone’s understanding. Finally, Shin Lung also thanked the hospital for their hard work.