Dancing and household had been the 2 nice loves of Mr Sunny Low, the Singaporean ballroom legend who handed away unexpectedly on May 8 (Sunday) on the age of 82.
So it was becoming when his household and college students paid tribute to him with a spontaneous and joyful spherical of the Chilli Cha Cha throughout his funeral on May 12.
The dancing group included Sunny’s widow, Mrs Aleena Low, his sister Betty, his brother Lawrence, together with sons Melvyn and Jovyn, daughters-in-law Nancy and Cindy, and grandchildren. A video of their dance has since gone viral on social media.
Mrs Low, 67, advised The Straits Times that the Cha Cha had particular significance as a result of her husband had been a family title within the Nineteen Seventies’ because the King of Rock N’ Roll and Cha Cha.
“I met Sunny when I was 15, and then began dancing with him… I wanted to complete the dance for him,” she mentioned.
The couple had met at Mr Low’s father’s dance studio in 1969, and married in 1989.
In the interim, they established their very own house – Sunny Low Dance Studio – in 1986.
They additionally devoted themselves to sharing the artwork of ballroom dancing to their fellow Singaporeans, and to rising the native dance scene. And in 1987, they based the Singapore International Ballroom Dancing Championships, which for 26 years introduced world-class dancers to Singapore – putting the nation on the worldwide map of ballroom, and elevating dance requirements each right here and in Asia.
Mrs Low added her husband had been at his happiest not too long ago when spending time along with his grandchildren and family members.
She shared a photograph of him at his granddaughter Claira’s first birthday celebration not too long ago – beaming broadly whereas holding the toddler shut.
Birthday celebrations on May 1 for his four-year-old grandson, Jaren, additionally proved to be significant.
“That was the latest and happiest time for Sunny as Covid-19 restrictions were just lifted, and we were able to invite past and present students as well as relatives,” mentioned Mrs Low.