The online reactions to the death of actor and director Raymond Choo Kong have been as swift as they have been heartfelt.
While the Newsday will continue to publish reactions from NGOs, groups and members of Choo Kong's theatre community, these posts are from the immediate reactions on social media.
The Newsday also published additional comments on our website. Click on the links for full stories.
"I was talking to him this morning. He was supposed to teach a class. I am trying to cope with this shock," Albert Laveau said.
He lamented that Choo Kong was having difficulty with his knees and wondered who would enact such violence on the beloved actor.
Today I learned of the tragic and sudden passing of Raymond Choo Kong. A theater producer, writer, director, activist, and actor, Raymond changed the landscape of theater in Trinidad and Tobago. Our theater community has lost a friend and an icon. Rest in Paradise, Brother. pic.twitter.com/DXcpsw9Elh
— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) July 16, 2019
“But he was typecast as the uptight, short-tempered straight man in farce. He was a great comic actor with wonderful timing and a huge range of expressions. But I always felt he could have risen to untold heights had he had more opportunities to explore his true range. As it turned out, serious theatre fell into decline locally and he never got the chance.” - Judy Raymond, Editor-in-Chief, Newsday.
"There is no sense of justice. What is going on? I cannot remember the last time a person was held for a murder. How do we begin to address these issues without fearing we could be victimised? I am feeling really confused and powerless." - Roger Roberts