Michelle Yeoh Mourns Father’s Death in Malaysia

By on November 13, 2014 in NEWS

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Michelle Yeoh‘s (楊紫瓊) father passed away on November 5 in Malaysia at the age of 89. Michelle immediately withdrew herself from filming engagements on the set of Strike Back in HungaryAccompanied by her long-term boyfriend, Jean Todt (尚陶德), Michelle flew back to Malaysia to mourn her father’s death.

Michelle’s father, Dato Yeoh Kian Geik (楊建德), was a prominent lawyer and Malaysian Chinese Association politician. For his achievements, he was awarded the honorable title of “Datuk”, a special title conferred on eminent individuals in Malaysia. Dato’ Yeoh’s funeral was thus attended by many local dignitaries, including Malaysian Chinese Association Secretary-General, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan (斯裡黃家泉), and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lee Oi Hian (李愛賢), the CEO of a listed Malaysian company, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd. The wake was attended by 1000 people in total.

Michelle greatly admired her father and saw him as her hero. She revealed that although he was a lawyer, he gave allowed his children freedom in choosing their own paths in their lives.

Although Michelle and Jean are only engaged and have yet to be legally married, the obituary listed Jean as Dato’ Yeoh’s son-in-law. While it has been more than a year since Michelle and Jean’s engagement in 2013, she said that her father never tried to interfere with her wedding plans. She was also in no hurry to get married, as she and Jean already saw each other as life partners.

As Michelle is of Hokkien ancestry, her traditions dictate that if one wishes to get married after a death in the family, one had to either wed within a hundred days or after three years. When told of this by the reporters, Michelle expressed surprise and admitted that she was not aware of this tradition. She added that she would not be abiding by the rule and would freely decide on when the wedding would be.

Source: Ettoday.net

This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.

17 comments to Michelle Yeoh Mourns Father’s Death in Malaysia

  1. Tess says:

    I dont think she and John Todt will ever get married. Well, as long as they are happy together, else doesn’t really matters as marriage is just a union made of paper.

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    • Just passing by replied:

      Marriage also gives financial security should anything happen to one of the partners (Not that either Michelle or Jean need any more money lol) along with any other rights available to married people.

      On a serious note, my condolences.

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    • Cleo replied:

      I hope they are either secretly married long ago or not actually dating but faking it to shout out a cautionary tale to others.

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      • Cleo replied:

        also even if they were really married, he shouldnt touch her in public especially at her father’s funeral

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      • Just passing by replied:

        She’s upset, he was trying to console her. Don’t be so heartless.

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    • LEO MCGURRELL replied:

      HELLO MICHELLE YEOH. I MEET YOU. TODAY ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?? WHAT IS YOUR HOME ADDRESS POST CODE?? WHAT YOU DO PLEASE?? I WILL SEE YOU SOON OK. I LOVE YOU PLEASE. LEO MCGURRELL XXXX ♡

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  2. SouLuckee says:

    Her second father seems to be alive in the first picture.. 😉

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    • Tess replied:

      Come on, please have some respect. Michelle just lost her father.

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      • AH Qwai replied:

        everybody loses someone everyday.. who cares

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      • Vannn replied:

        Souluckee did not say anything offensive. Her fiancé does look reallllly old.

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      • Just passing by replied:

        @Vannn

        Looking old and insinuating that the husband is a second father is disrespectful especially at the actual father’s funeral.

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  3. ordinary says:

    There’s no need to highlight the VIPs in bold and put in their honourific titles, this is not a Malaysian newspaper and no need to address them that way. Nobody cares anyway and neither do I.

    The writer must be a Malaysian.

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    • Rambling Mind replied:

      I think they do this to the names in all the articles. You MUST be Malaysian?

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    • AH Qwai replied:

      i agree.. esp if its Michelle Yeoh – we malaysians don;t care

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  4. andy says:

    What’s Gollum doing behind Michelle Yeoh?
    Seriously, this Jean looks older than Michelle’s father.
    Imagine the amount of wrinkles Michelle has to fight through each night during sex with Gollum.

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    • passingby replied:

      hahahha, yes but he has plenty of dough to make him sexy. Michelle’s no spring chicken either.

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  5. HELLO MICHELLE YEOH. I MEET YOU. I SAW YOU TV ON FILM JAMES BOND NEVER TOMORROW DIES (1997) TODAY ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?? WHAT IS YOUR HOME ADDRESS POST CODE?? I AGE 39 YEAR OLD NOW. MY BIRTHDAY ON 24TH MAY 1975. I WILL SEE YOU SOON OK. I LOVE YOU PLEASE. LEO MCGURRELL XXXX♡

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