Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Emotional send-off for Raymond Choo Kong

There was not a dry eye in the Santa Rosa RC Church in Arima at the funeral of beloved theatre icon Raymond Choo Kong on Wednesday.

Government ministers were among those in attendance paying their final respects.

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Delivering the eulogy was producer Trevor Jugmohan, who recalled the words of the 18-time Cacique Award Winner who said he wanted no posthumous awards or accolades, and instead called for recognition to be bestowed on the living. 

Arima MP Anthony Garcia lauded Choo Kong for his work in the theatre community and his contribution to the national landscape, which spanned four decades.

"His work afforded many young people the opportunity to learn from him as a master of his craft. Even in his death, Raymond continues to bring people together."

Choo Kong was found murdered at his Arima home on July 15, just weeks before his 70th birthday. He had been stabbed several times.

Police are yet to make an arrest.

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