According to Taiwan’s state Central News Agency (CNA), the former host of the black show “100% Entertainment” was found unresponsive by his father in his apartment in the capital Taipei around noon. 11 local time Wednesday.
The CNA reported that police said Huang’s father went to the apartment as he was unable to reach his son by phone.
The director of the Qiyan police station in the Beitou branch of the Taipei City Police Department said at a news conference that the fire department responded to calls about a death in a building near Sanhe Street.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the former host’s body “100% Entertainment” in the bedroom outside the bathroom entrance with water still running.
The cause of death is not yet known. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, the CNA reported.
Police said Huang – known by fans as ‘Little Ghost’ – returned home Tuesday night and did not leave, according to the agency.
Huang – born Huang Hong Sheng – became famous for hosting a children’s nature program called “Follow Me, Go!” before joining the Japanese-Taiwanese boy band HC3. In 2003, after the band disbanded, he joined another boy band, “Cosmo”.
As a solo artist, he released five albums and several singles.
He starred in television dramas including “Love You” and “Mysterious Incredible Terminator” before appearing in films including the Singaporean comedy “Already Famous” and “Din Tao: Leader of the Parade.”
The “already famous” director Michelle Chong led the online tributes to Huang and shared a photo collage of the couple along with the caption: “Incredible. You will always be the first leading man in my life. RIP.”