TAIPEI – Taiwanese actor Ming Dao’s older brother was reportedly discovered lifeless along with his spouse and son on Sunday afternoon (Jan 5) in a forested space beside a temple in Neihu District, Taipei.
In response to Taiwanese information outlet Apple Every day, Ming’s brother, a 42-year-old man surnamed Lin, was discovered hanging from a tree whereas his spouse, a 40-year-old lady and their 12-year-old son had been discovered lifeless beside him. Each reportedly had strangulation marks on their necks – giving rise to hypothesis that Lin had killed his personal spouse and youngster in a murder-suicide.
The person’s hyperlink to Ming was found by Apple Every day because the deal with of residence on his id card matched the deal with of a home Ming had beforehand purchased for his mom.
Lin’s motorbike, with three helmets, was additionally discovered close to the crime scene.
Whereas investigations are nonetheless ongoing, police have found messages in Lin’s telephone which recommended that he had over NT$2 million (S$89,834) value of debt and had instructed a buddy that he has lengthy “misplaced the need to reside”.
Ming, whose actual identify is Lin Chao-chang, has beforehand opened up about his troubled relationship along with his brother in interviews.
The 39-year-old mentioned he usually had to assist his brother repay money owed and felt foolish for saving cash only for his brother to gamble it away and as soon as referred to as him a “ticking time bomb”.
In 2013 and 2016, Ming got here beneath media scrutiny because of his brother’s actions. His brother had reportedly scammed individuals into loaning him cash, promising that his movie star kin Ming pays again his money owed if he can’t achieve this. Collectors even went to Ming’s promotional occasions to hunt compensation.
In response to the scandals, Ming has repeatedly mentioned that his brother, as an grownup, must be the one answerable for his personal actions.
Ming is well-known to audiences within the area for his numerous idol drama appearances together with The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog (2005) and The Magicians Of Love (2006) and the 2015 romantic comedy Let’s Get Married.
He’s additionally a member of the now-defunct boyband 183 Membership.
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