Former actress Lin Liyun dies a day after celebrating 58th birthday and wedding anniversary

Former Channel 8 actress Lin Liyun died on Saturday morning (Dec 14) at the age of 58.

Lin, a familiar face in drama serials in the 1980s, died of pneumonia at around 9am.

She had just celebrated her and her husband's birthday with their three children a day earlier on Dec 13, which was also the couple's 34th wedding anniversary.

(Photo: Lianhe Wanbao)

According to Lianhe Wanbao, Lin was diagnosed with multiple system atrophy in 2010 and was told by doctors that the average life expectancy for those with the disease was seven to 12 years.

She started using a wheelchair in 2014.

Lin's condition began to deteriorate this year, during which she contracted pneumonia three times. She also lost the ability to speak.

She had told Shin Min Daily News in 2015: "Every life has its time, it's a cycle. To be born, grow old, fall sick and die is a process we all must go through in life."

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