Heo Cham Passes Away After Battle With Cancer
Veteran entertainer and TV show host Heo Cham has passed away.
On February 1, it was revealed that Heo Cham had passed away earlier in the day after battling liver cancer. He was 73 years old at the time.
Heo Cham is best-known as the original host of the long-running KBS program “Family Arcade,” which he hosted for 25 years from 1984 to 2009. He has also served as the MC for many other shows, particularly music-related programs, during his long career.
According to a report by Sports Kyunghyang, a source close to Heo Cham stated, “Heo Cham kept his battle with liver cancer a closely guarded secret up until the very end… he appeared to be doing fine up until December of last year, and he even continued his broadcast activities, but his health took a sudden turn for the worse.”
“He tried to recover while hiding the fact that he was battling liver cancer from those around him,” the source went on. “It seems like he was afraid of burdening those around him or his family.”
We offer our deepest condolences to Heo Cham’s friends and family during this painful time.
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