Ming Dao Paid Off Every Single Debt for His Family
On January 5th, Taiwanese media reported that Ming Dao’s (明道) older brother Lin Ming-hung (林明弘) was found dead with his wife and son. Lin was suspected to have killed his wife and son shortly before committing suicide. Lin was NT$2 million in debt.
According to his manager, Ming Dao is in shock and in mourning. Growing up in a poor family, Ming Dao greatly respected his older brother, who took care of him when their parents were busy to make ends meet. Diagnosed with a disease that caused Ming Dao to fatigue quickly, his older brother took on the responsibility of carrying him to and back from kindergarten every single day. The two brothers maintained a close relationship in their youths.
Unfortunately, his older brother had unhealthy addictions, rendering him constantly in debt as he reached adulthood. In 2016, his brother had used Ming Dao’s personal information to borrow money, which had disrupted Ming Dao’s life and nearly affected his career. Even then, Ming Dao remained lenient on his brother, exclaiming, “Everyone must hold responsibility of their actions. Every injustice has its perpetrator and every debt its debtor.”
Ming Dao had been consistently paying off his family’s debt since his debut at 18 years old. When he was younger, his family borrowed over NT$5 million from a shadow bank to support their dried foods business. Ming Dao helped his parents paid off that debt soon after earning his first few paychecks. Even to this day, Ming Dao is the main financial support for his parents, his older brother, his wife, and their son. He had purchased a NT$5 million home to live with his parents.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.