Singaporean musicians died at 31

Here are 2 famous musicians from Singapore died at 31:

Cheong Soo Pieng

Cheong Soo Pieng (April 5, 2015 Xiamen-July 1, 1983 Singapore) was a Singaporean artist and visual artist.

He was born in Amoy (now known as Xiamen), China and started his formal art education in Xiamen in 1928. Cheong later relocated to Singapore in 1946, where he became heavily involved in the local art scene. He found great success in his career and was regarded as one of the pioneers of Nanyang-style painting.

Cheong's works often incorporated traditional Chinese and Southeast Asian themes and motifs, but he also experimented with various styles and techniques throughout his career. His notable works include "Drying Salted Fish" and "Balinese Dancers".

In addition to his artistic career, Cheong was also a respected teacher of art. He taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 1947 to 1960 and was also a founding member of the Singapore Watercolour Society. Cheong's contributions to the development of art in Singapore have earned him a place among the country's most celebrated artists.

Despite being born in China, Cheong Soo Pieng was considered a prominent figure in the development of art in Singapore. His journey in art began in 1928 when he attended the Amoy Art School in Xiamen. Cheong was trained in traditional Chinese painting techniques, which he later fused with the contemporary elements of the Nanyang style. He moved to Singapore after WWII and became a full-time artist. His works began to draw attention in the 1950s when he held his first solo exhibition at the British Council in Singapore. In 1952, he became one of the first local artists to receive an overseas scholarship to study art in Paris. Apart from Chinese and Southeast Asian themes, Cheong was inspired by the diverse cultures of Bali and New Guinea, which he reflected in his works. In 1969, he was awarded Singapore's Cultural Medallion for his contribution to the arts. His legacy has been preserved through fellow artists and the establishment of the Cheong Soo Pieng Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to emerging artists in Singapore.

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Felicia Tang

Felicia Tang (October 22, 1977 Singapore-September 11, 2009) was a Singaporean pornographic film actor.

Felicia Tang was born in Singapore but grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she worked as a hairdresser and model before pursuing a career in the adult film industry. She starred in numerous adult films and also worked as a photographer and website designer.

In addition to her work in the adult industry, Tang made appearances on mainstream television shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Entourage."

Tragically, Tang's life was cut short when she was found dead in her apartment in 2009. Her death was ruled a homicide by strangulation and her ex-boyfriend was later charged with her murder. Despite her untimely death, Tang's impact on the adult film industry and her fans continues to be felt to this day.

Following Felicia Tang's untimely death, her family established the Felicia Tang Memorial Fund to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide resources for victims. They also created a documentary titled "The Empty Playground," which explores Tang's life and legacy. It premiered at the 2011 San Diego Asian Film Festival and was well-received by audiences who praised its sensitivity and candidness. Tang's tragic end has also led to discussions about the darker side of the adult film industry and the need for better safety protocols and support systems. Despite the controversies and challenges she faced during her career, Tang remains a beloved figure among adult film enthusiasts and a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity.

She died in asphyxia.

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