HUANG WEN YONG'S FUNERAL TO BE HELD AT 3PM TODAY

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Just how many lives were touched by late MediaCorp actor Huang Wenyong, was clear when his funeral was held on Wednesday.

At the service held at a funeral parlour in Ubi, scores of fans joined mourners in a sea of sadness.

And when Huang's body made its last journey, heading to Bright Hill crematorium, the hearse took a detour for a goodbye to Huang's second home, and family - MediaCorp.

Huang's family had decided to route Huang's hearse along Caldecott Hill, and many  - from senior staff to those who received a warm smile in passing from the actor of 30 years -  took time to line the road around the broadcast centre to bid goodbye.

With no airs despite his star status, the actor who died on Saturday was clearly a fond, familiar face.

The hearse was followed by a convoy of mourners that included Huang's family and MediaCorp's Channel 8 staff who were allowed time to attend the funeral with the frenzy of TV production falling quiet with work rescheduled or postponed on Wednesday.