Tributes Pour In After The Death Of Veteran Malaysian Designer Sonny San
Eclipse founder and designer Sonny San dies of a heart attack at age 54.
BY Sim Wie Boon | Oct 17, 2016 | Fashion
Sadness swelled across various social media platforms yesterday as many Malaysians learned of the passing of veteran fashion designer Sonny San who suffered a heart attack yesterday morning. The 54-year-old was best known for being the founder and managing director of renowed ready-to-wear luxury label Eclipse which began in 1996. Tributes began pouring yesterday evening when the news of his passing came to light and the man was remembered for being talented, kind and humble.
Gone too soon. Rest In Peace in our loving memory, the one and only- Sonny Son. https://t.co/ottalydRiy— Shir Chong (@ShirChong) October 16, 2016
Today I received really sad news that Sonny San passed away. I never got the chance to be close to him but it always put a smile on my face to open Instagram to a lovely comment from him like the one just this morning. Seeing him at events with that playful boyish smile he would give me and never failing to come up and say hello and have a chat, it always made me feel warm inside. Not many ppl we meet nowadays are genuine in friendship and kindness but even though I didn't know you as well as I would have loved to, I knew always that you were one of those special ones. I am deeply saddened and wish I could have had a closer friendship with you that I know many had the honour of having. Rest in peace dear Sonny and maybe I will have the chance to have that friendship with you on the other side when the time comes. #RIP #SonnySan
The Tarik team is devastated to learn about the passing of Sonny San, the 'Tai kor' of Malaysian fashion due to heart attack yesterday. Sonny's legacy lives on and he will always remain an inspiration to many of us. We are glad that he managed to attend our debut show at KLFW this year and giving it his stamp of approval. He is a true Anak Liar! We salute you and RIP! #tarikjeans #madeinmalaya #sonnysan #anakliar
Seems so strange to have bumped into him only a week ago in HK and then to learn of his sudden passing yesterday. Gone far too soon... Sonny was an inspiration to everyone, with how well he grew @eclipsebysonnysan in Malaysia and abroad, and how he lived his life. He was definitely someone who made the most of it and loved every minute of it. ❤️ Everyone will miss you Sonny X
Today, the Malaysian fashion world lost a legend when designer Sonny San passed away this afternoon from a sudden heart attack. Dearest darling Sonny, I really wish I made time to catch up with you to just laugh about the good old days, the "hungry years" when we were just starting out. You were always such a sincere and supportive friend, and this video you posted on IG will best remind me of you. Rest in peace, dear friend❤ #ripsonnysan
The legend that is Sonny San. A speaker during a talk I was at the other day asked "if you died tomorrow would you be happy with your existence?" well, my dear friend Sonny, you have most definitely left behind a beautiful legacy - from the way you truly lived and loved life to the time and care you always had for others to the amount you contributed to the industry. I am truly blessed to have known such a wonderful soul and will certainly miss your beaming presence, overflowing kindness and endless laughter. I'll see you on the other side one day - champagne in hand, fabulously dressed and always the life of the party! #RIPSonnySan #gonetoosoon
Rest in peace, Sonny San.