A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The day a star fell from the heavens........

The dreadful day was May 8, 1995, the place Chiang Mai, the kingdom Thailand. at the very young age of 43 Teresa Teng the Nightingale of the Chinese speaking world, was silenced forever.
Long time asthmatic, Teng died from a severe asthma attack while on holiday. Miss Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads, which remain popular to this day, and can still be heard in allay ways and on the streets of China towns all over the world.

The legendary singer from Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, was probably the best Chinese singer to ever walk the surface of the earth.


Besides her native tongue Mandarin, Teresa also sang in Cantonese, English, Japanese and Indonesian. she was born in Yunlin county , Taiwan, on January 29, 1953.
She was given a state funeral at home in Taiwan, with the Republic of China flag draped over her coffin and the ROC President Lee Teng-hui in attendance.

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