Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies in NZ after accident during military training

Aloysius Pang.
Aloysius Pang. Photo credit: Instagram/Aloy Pang

A Singaporean actor has died after an accident during military training in Waiouru.

The Singaporean Ministry of Defence announced via a statement Pang died just before 9pm on January 23 (Singapore time).

Mr Pang sustained severe injuries while carrying out repair work inside a Singapore self-propelled howitzer on January 19. He was taken to Waikato Hospital for surgery and was placed on artificial life support, but died.

Pang's family said on his Instagram account they were distraught.

"We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us that his condition is worsening and we should be prepared for the worst.

"We're going to lose a brother. And my parents are going to lose their precious son whom is only 28. "

Over 88,000 people liked the post, comments from upset fans showing how deeply people are grieving for the star.

"Goodnight and goodbye.  I've always hoped to meet you and know you as a friend when I become an entertainer someday," one person wrote.

"No words can express how I feel, it was such a pleasure performing with you," said another.

Pang's last post on Instagram before his death was to say goodbye to his followers before heading "off to serve our country".

He was known for his work in films like Young and Fabulous and Timeless Love. He appeared in mandarin series Beijing To Moscow, Follow Your Heart and 29th February.

National service is mandatory in Singapore, and all male Singaporean citizens second-generation permanent residents must serve in the armed forces, police force or civil defence force.