Tuesday was a sad day for the families, friends, and fans of two international stars who both passed away separately at a young age.
Malaysian pop singer and entertainer Queenzy Cheng died suddenly at age 37 while filming a new project, according to BRB News.
Meanwhile, Germany's Sport1 reported that international soccer star Agyemang Diawusie perished unexpectedly at the age of 25.
BRB News reported Tuesday that Queenzy Cheng, whose real name was Zhuang Qun Shi, had "tragically passed away" and left the Malaysian entertainment industry in shock and a state of mourning.
That news was first announced on the 37-year-old star's Instagram account in a post that said, "With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful departure of the renowned Malaysian singer, Queenzy Chuang Qun Shi, on 28-11-2023."
Born in 1986 in Perlis, Malaysia, Queenzy became a celebrity early on as a child actor and gained fame as a singer at age five, and was beloved by her many fans in Malaysia and other parts of Asia.
According to the China Press, unnamed but "reliable" sources claimed that Queenzy had "died suddenly during filming" of a new project she was working on after having just recently wrapped up production of a reality TV show.
The sources further revealed that the star actress had "suddenly had trouble breathing" and passed away on the set of a new drama.
The outlet noted that Queenzy had become a child actor at age two, participated in and won numerous beauty pageants and talent competitions, and began singing and dancing for several years before she hit it big at age 14 when she became a founding member of the popular Malaysian girl group M-Girls in 2000.
Meanwhile, international soccer fans in Europe and Africa were also deeply saddened on Tuesday by the sudden passing of 25-year-old rising star player Agyemang Diawusie, according to Sport1. That news had first been shared in an announcement from his current club, SSV Jahn Regensburg, which plays in the lower third division of Germany's professional soccer league known as the Bundesliga.
Ghana Soccernet reported that the German-born Diawusie of Ghanan roots had been a huge star in Germany's youth level and was beginning to rise in the ranks of the professional divisions.
"The club is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic event," Regensburg said in a statement. "The Jahn family mourns with the bereaved and our thoughts are with Agyemang's family, relatives, close friends, and companions. Due to the terrible situation and out of respect for his family, we ask that their privacy be respected."
While it may appear that these two international celebrity deaths have nothing in common other than sharing a date on the calendar, there may be one particular connecting thread -- a sudden difficulty in breathing.
The Daily Mail reported, albeit without any further details, that Diawusie had just complained a few weeks earlier of experiencing "breathing problems" during his last game with the club, which according to Ghana Soccernet had been a November 4 match against the 1860 Munich club.