Alvin Ing has died at the age of 89 from a ‘breakthrough’ illness. Complications abound.
ALVIN ING, best known for his work on Broadway and in American television shows, died of ‘breakthrough’ Covid, according to his representatives.
Alvin Ing, well known for his part in Broadway’s Flower Drum Song, died after contracting the latest unusual case of a breakthrough Covid infection, which refers to someone who was vaccinated against the disease but still became ill. He was 89 years old when he died.
[Ing] felt a responsibility to himself and his fellow residents to get completely immunized as a Honolulu native and American Army veteran with a gift for service.
Shushu Entertainment’s Shaina Manlangit
The actor died on Saturday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, owing to complications from the virus, according to the US website Deadline.
His publicists He died on July 31, according to Shushu Entertainment, however it was revealed on Tuesday [August 3] that the star contracted coronavirus despite being completely inoculated against it.
He was diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-July and then caught Covid a few days later, according to his family.
His representatives later confirmed that he died of heart arrest after a two-week fight with the ailment.
“Honolulu native and American Army veteran with a gift to serve, [Ing] felt an obligation to himself and his fellow people to be completely vaccinated,” spokesperson Shaina Manlangit said in a statement approved by Shushu.
Covid-related deaths and hospitalizations are considered to be extremely rare.
Throughout his illustrious career, Ing starred in a number of Broadway productions and also appeared on television.
He made his Broadway debut in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical Pacific Overtures, and went on to star in other iterations of Flower Drum Song throughout the years.
Alvin has also featured as a guest on a number of popular television shows, ranging from The Doctors in the mid-1970s through Hawaii Five-O just three years ago.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Troop Beverly Hills, Dynasty, Dallas, and Knots Landing were among his other successful series.
Ing also played alongside Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson in the 2014 picture The Gambler.
The actor’s death sparked outrage on social media, with many people rushing to pay respect to him in poignant words.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by BD Wong.