Popular singer Cong Fei, who devoted himself to charity work, lost his year-long battle with stomach cancer on Thursday. But even in his death, at the age of 37, he is helping others.
The Beijing Times reports that, according to Cong Fei's last wish, his corneas were collected by the Lions Eye Bank of Shenzhen less than one hour after his death.
Altogether four patients with eyesight problems will become the beneficiaries of Cong's final donation. One of the recipients, a nine-year-old girl, underwent a successful operation on Friday.
Since 1994, Cong Fei had been using nearly all his earnings from commercial performances, more than 375,000 US dollars, to help nearly 200 children in poverty-stricken areas pay their tuition fees.??