Barbie and Dee Hsu’s father passed away on Tuesday after losing his battle to liver cancer at the age of 59. The family chose to hold a simple ceremony to send him on his final journey yesterday afternoon.
The funeral was held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Taipei at 1pm yesterday, with family members, including Barbie and Dee’s respective husbands, turning up to pay their last respects. Dee’s young daughters as well as Barbie and Dee’s mother were also in attendance.
Large screens at the venue showed clips of happier times, including videos of Dee planting a kiss on her late father and of him walking his two celebrity daughters down the aisle. The two sisters burst into tears upon seeing the moving clips.
Together with their other sister, Barbie and Dee knelt and paid their last respects. After which, their husbands and children did likewise.
Before the ceremony ended, the late Mr. Hsu’s parting words were played on screen. “Thank you to the mother of my children for giving me three beautiful children and making my life more fulfilled. Thank you Meizhu for accompanying me to the very end. I’m now resting peacefully in the Lord’s embrace….”
The family has maintained its silence after Mr. Hsu’s passing, with Barbie and Dee avoiding the media whenever possible.