The father of famous Taiwanese showbiz sisters, Barbie and Dee Hsu, passed away on Tuesday afternoon after losing his battle with liver cancer.
Barbie and Dee's mother confirmed his death later via text message, stating that "Mr Hsu has passed away peacefully and was accompanied by his three daughters and sons-in law. He did not have any regrets."
Mr Hsu's body is currently placed in the morgue and a simple Catholic funeral ceremony will be held.
The sisters' parents divorced when they were young, but the sisters still kept in close contact with their father. He attended Barbie's wedding last year as well as some family gatherings.
Despite receiving treatment for his liver cancer, Mr Hsu's condition worsened last month, leading to his hospitalization.
It was reported that Dee shelved her work assignments in China last month. She also cancelled the recording session for her program, Mr Con & Ms Csi yesterday.
Barbie and Dee also went to the hospital and visited their dad daily.
Dee's manager, Qiao An, commented, "Don't bother her for the time being. Thank you for your concern."
Dee's cousin said that Mr Hsu "did not go for check-ups regularly", and was thus unable to treat his illness at an earlier stage.
The hospital also refused to disclose further details of his death, only expressing that Mr Hsu suffered from liver cancer for "quite a while."