Multiple Golden Bell Award winner Chen Wei-ling (陳慧翎), a Taiwanese director, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 48, a close friend of hers told CNA.
Producer Sarso Chou (周銓), who had known Chen for nearly 15 years, informed CNA on Wednesday that the filmmaker had died quietly earlier in the day at Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, surrounded by her mother and close friends.
Among the well-known television shows that Chen directed in Taiwan were “Year of the Rain,” “Autumn’s Concerto,” and “Material Queen.” She received multiple Golden Bell awards for best director, best screenplay, and best editing between 2008 and 2019.
In 2022, Netflix broadcast “Mom, don’t do that!”, one of her most recent programs. It narrates the tale of a sixty-year-old widow, much to her two daughters’ dismay, who chooses to pursue love once more following the loss of her husband. DAfter receiving a cervical cancer diagnosis in 2013, Chen had been in and out of the hospital, but she had not given up on her career as a filmmaker.
According to Chou, her longtime friend, the two of them had collaborated on several projects over the years. They had been working on two new projects before Chen passed away, one of which would have told her mother’s tale, according to Chou, who had promised to assist finish those movies. As he expressed his sorrow at the passing of his close buddy, “Some people say we had a ‘twin flame’ relationship that went beyond soulmates,” he remarked.
Numerous loved ones were by Chen’s side as she passed away in the hospital on Wednesday, according to Chou. Chen was 48 years old.