A compilation of interesting and significant obituaries, as they happen, emphasizing the achievements of those who have died.
I was surprised at the amount of inaccurate information the press of Singapore has been reporting – as facts – since the passing of Singapore’s Wonder Boy, Mr Tony Castillo.Please note that the following information are factual; most was divulged by Mr Castillo himself when he still was with us.Antonio Castillo (pronounced Cas-tea-yo), popularly known as Tony Castillo, was born on 13 July 1946. After his conversion to Islam, he changed his name to Castillo Muhammad Nur Abdallah @ Castillo Antonio. He succumbed to liver cancer, and passed away on the afternoon of 13 December 2010. His burial took place on 15 December 2010.Mr Castillo is survived by 3 daughters and 1 son.Mr Castillo's first marriage was to United States citizen Miss Renee (dearly departed), with whom he has a daughter, Dawn Castillo, who still resides in America. They subsequently divorced.Mr Castillo's second marriage was to Singapore citizen Miss Zainaba Kutty – whom he wed by means of a customary Muslim marriage only – with whom he has two daughters, Latisha Castillo and Anissa Castillo.Mr Castillo and Miss Zainaba subsequently divorced under Muslim law by the pronouncement of “Talaq” (which means “I divorce you”).It has been reported that Mr Castillo and Miss Zainaba also have a daughter named Miss Nora. This is incorrect. Miss Nora is Miss Zainaba’s daughter from Miss Zainaba’s first marriage.Mr Castillo and his life partner, Philippine citizen Miss Richelle, celebrated the birth of his youngest child and only son, Antonio Castillo Junior, in March 2010. It is not yet known if the two had wed.Journalists in Singapore need to place more emphasis on fact-checking before any article goes to print.