Actress Emma Yong, better known as one-third of musical cabaret group Dim Sum Dollies, died from stomach cancer late on Wednesday night at the age of 36.

Yong is best known for being one-third of the popular Dim Sum Dollies act.

Actress Emma Yong

Actress Emma Yong

Members of the theatre community began tweeting about her death past midnight.

News of her passing broke on Twitter and media sources past midnight on Wednesday (early Thursday).

‘We have lost a beautiful actress and one of our most talented performers & singers tonight.

Rest in peace, my dear Emma. Miss you…’ read a tweet by Nominated Member of Parliament and actress Janice Koh.

Fellow theatre actress Neo Swee Lin broke news of her death on Twitter at 12.26am on Thursday morning when she tweeted,

“RIP darling Emma. Angels bear you aloft. Our performing family has lost one of our greatest talents. #heartbreak”.

Yong’s death touched a wide cross section of Singapore community.

Actor Tay Ping Hui tweeted: “Singapore’s has lost one of its most talented actress tonight. Emma Yong, the legacy you left behind continues to inspire us. Rest in Peace.”