Xinyao singer Dawn Gan dies at the age of 55

SINGAPORE – Xinyao singer Dawn Gan has died at the age of 55 after a battle with cancer.

Gan was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma – a rare form of cancer which affects the soft tissue and usually occurs near the joints of the arm, neck or leg – in 2013. The following year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The singer revealed in 2016 that she had five operations to remove tumours and a part of her lung.

Veteran xinyao singer and producer Billy Koh, in his 50s, confirmed the news of her death.