Emma Yong may have left us.
But fondest memories of her works and talent will stay with us forever.
Director Glen Goei said of Emma,
Who ever uses the word in their daily vocabulary? Hardly anyone, I imagine! Because it is such a particular word used to describe a particular feeling, situation or person.
But some years ago when Tommy and I scratched our heads to find one word to describe Emma, this word popped up. I mean, how do you describe - in one word - somebody who is at once obstinate, playful, intense, vulnerable, mischievous, but oh so irresistible? And to us, that one word encapsulates the very essence of Emma's spirit.
What a delight she was to us! And how delightful she made us all feel when she was around.
Emma was also a hopeless romantic! I mean which 37 year old has seen the Twilight movies a hundred times? Emma Yong!
And who else could have dreamt of finding her one true love and happiness in a place called Happy? Emma Yong!
I was happy to witness Emma’s last two years with Jerry, which were truly the happiest years of her life!
I also had the pleasure of working with Emma in 15 productions over the past 18 years. She was a wonderful artist. Her intelligence, her sensitivity, her voice and her integrity illuminated every production she was involved in. She breathed life into some of the most challenging roles on Singapore's stage and screen. Her talent and commitment to her art were extraordinary.
Her courage, in all her endeavours, and in her final battle, is an inspiration for all of us.
Emma was a bright shooting star
That blazed across our lives.
Her time with us was brief
She gave a lovely light.
Shine on Emma,
Shine on bright.
You lit up our lives,
Now fill the heavens
With your light!"
-- reproduced by permission
Join Emma’s friends in a special Tribute Concert at Esplanade Concert hall on 15 June 2012, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
100% of sale proceeds from this concert will go directly to the Emma Yong Fund.
For more details, please click here. Concert tickets now available at SISTIC Tel 6348-5555
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