Updated: 18 February 2014 17:33
Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao dies from blood cancer

Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao`s son Bao Di, right, arrives at the media event to announce Kao`s departure alongside Taiwanese host Yu Tian in Taipei, Taiwan, 17 February 2014.



Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao`s son Bao Di, right, arrives at the media event to announce Kao`s departure alongside Taiwanese host Yu Tian in Taipei, Taiwan, 17 February 2014. - 1 (© Imaginechina)
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  • Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao`s son Bao Di, right, arrives at the media event to announce Kao`s departure alongside Taiwanese host Yu Tian in Taipei, Taiwan, 17 February 2014. - 1 (© Imaginechina)
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Taiwanese legendary singer Frankie Kao died from blood cancer at the age of 63 in Taipei, Taiwan, 17 February 2014. His son Bao Di confirmed the information during a media event at a local hospital. After the fight against the disease for one and a half year, Kao passed away with great regard which made his upcoming 40th Anniversary concert on March 8th be a forever dream. Kao had returned home from hospital during the Chinese New Year holiday after three periods of chemotherapy. He gave up medical assistant and tried to beat illness with his strong mental will. Kao was known for songs including "Flaming Phoenix", "Winter Fire" which had been remade by singer U.S. Kris Phillips and were widely sung. His life had gone though ups and downs with three unsuccessful marriages and failure in investments, but his songs and jokes would continue to warm audiences` hearts.

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