A Moment of Silence for Kimi Qiao
By now you may have heard that the Chinese actor and singer, Kimi Qiao (Qiao Ren Liang), passed away on September 16, 2016. His company released a statement after his death:
^Image credit: One Hallyu
I am very saddened to hear of Kimi’s passing. I have not even seen many of his dramas, nor have I listened to many of his songs. And yet, he still made an impact on me. What do I remember most about him? His smile! I still remember his huge smiles in the drama Female Prime Minister (Legend of Lu Zhen), so much so that I can picture it in my mind even now. Seriously, look at his great smile:
Sometimes, a person can have an impact on someone they don’t even know, halfway across the globe. Kimi certainly did. He touched many people through his singing and acting, as is evidenced by the outpouring of grief and shock over his death. I wonder if Kimi ever knew that he had touched so many people all over the world during his lifetime.
It is at a time like this that I am reminded that what we must look past what we see on our screens, beyond what we see physically or virtually. Kimi’s wonderful smile, acting roles and music videos did not necessarily show all that was underneath. We often watch dramas and listen to songs to “get away from it all” and to forget about reality. While it may feel like actors are immortalized and invincible on screen, the reality is that they are still humans, just like the rest of us. Our words really matter, whether you can see their immediate effect or not. The horrible rumors and comments had a deleterious effect not only on Kimi but also on all those who are connected to him. Remember:
“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
-attributed to various sources
Everyone, let’s take a moment of silence for Kimi Qiao Ren Liang.
Listen to some of Kimi’s songs:
You can also light a candle for Kimi:
- See his candle here.
Sources & more about Kimi:
- Death of Kimi Qiao Ren Liang + Tribute
- Company releases statement on the untimely death of Kimi Qiao and the effects of online hate and fabricated reports + Celebrities react to his death
- Loved Ones and Fans Mourn Kimi Qiao’s Death as Agency Confirms Suicide from Depression
- Remembrance of Gone Too Early C-star Kimi Qiao’s Movies and Dramas in 2016 and Beyond
- Kimi Qiao passes away at 28
(c) My Drama Tea