Jenny Tseng calls HK star Adam Cheng's handling of life 'reckless' after estranged daughter's death

Jenny Tseng urges Adam Cheng to pay more attention to his other daughter, singer Joyce Cheng who is said to suffer from depression. Photos: RiverRockAE/YouTube, Adam Cheng Fans/Facebook

Macao-born diva Jenny Tseng has criticised singer-actor Adam Cheng in light of his eldest daughter Angelina’s death, reported Dimsum Daily.

According to Hong Kong media, Angelina – who was 55 – was recently found dead at her home in South California, United States. It is believed that she had taken her own life.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 1), 70-year-old Tseng questioned why one should have a child if they are not prepared age-wise, psychologically or financially.

She also said in the comment section of her post that although she sympathised with Cheng regarding Angelina’s passing, the actor did not “handle his life well”.

“I heard about Adam Cheng’s family situation yesterday, and I feel sorry for him. He didn’t handle his life well. As a netizen said, it was reckless,” the Hong Kong-based singer wrote.

Angelina was born to Cheng, 76, and his ex-girlfriend Lo Wai Yu, whom he met while attending an artiste training course in the 1960s. The pair dated for three years.

Lo later took Angelina to Canada, where she raised her. It is reported that Angelina had no contact with Cheng during her childhood years.

In an interview with Hong Kong media, Cheng shared that he was paying Angelina's college fees but lost contact with her after that.

The two were believed to have met several years ago, when the Cantopop star arrived in Las Vegas for a performance.

In 1985, Cheng married actress Lydia Sum – with whom he has a daughter named Joyce, who’s a singer.

The actor left Sum in 1988 and married former Taiwanese actress Koon Jing Wah, with whom he has two daughters.

Last month, Joyce made headlines for not being seen in public for almost six months, allegedly due to depression.

Tseng added under her post on Tuesday (Oct 3) that she hoped Cheng would start paying more attention to Joyce now and not “make the same mistakes”.

“Even if (Joyce) thinks you’re nagging, keep (talking) to her more!” she wrote.

Sharing some words of advice on parenting, Tseng said: “In the past, parents were responsible for their children until they turned 18.

“But due to technological advancements today which has given youths more exposure to the world, parents need to respect and listen to their children when approached in order to maintain a good relationship.”

Those contemplating suicide can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935/ 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999/ 019-261 5999 on WhatsApp); Jakim’s family, social and community care centre (011-1959 8214 on WhatsApp); or Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929/ email befrienders centres in malaysia).

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