Chinese American Idol Type Show Winner Dies from Botched Plastic Surgery
The unofficial news first broke out on micro blogs and forums: Ranked 9th in the 2005 Super Girl sing competition (like the American Idol in the U.S.), Wang Bei died in an accident during her plastic surgery. According to the netizen who spread the news, Wang Bei’s death was caused by doctor negligence at a plastic surgery hospital in Wuhan. Wang’s mother was also undergoing the same surgery at the same hospital at the time. It was reported that the hospital tried to block out the news after the incident.
In the morning of November 15, both Wang Bei and her mother walked in a plastic surgery hospital in Wuhan for facial feminization surgeries, gridding of the facial bones (cheek bone and mandibular angle). The two of them were to be operated one after another, Wang Bei was first. Accident happened during supposedly the simple procedure. During the mandibular angle surgery, surgeon’s improper operation caused bleeding of her lower jaw, and blood then flowed though her throat into her trachea, caused suffocation. Wang was then secretly transferred to Wuhan 161 Hospital for emergency rescue, but unfortunately Wang Bei passed away in the afternoon.
It is reported that after the accident, the cosmetic surgery hospital did not notify Wang Bei’s mother, but performed the same surgery on her as planned. 24 hours later, Wang Bei’s mother found out the death of her daughter from the relevant department. She blacked out immediately after hearing the news.
Xinhua news confirmed with the Wuhan Police on the death of Super Girl Wang Bei during her plastic surgery.
Xinhua reporter learned from the Wuhan police that Wang Bei indeed died during the plastic surgery. Her mother who had the same surgery done is still recovering at the hospital. The police said the medical malpractice dispute is under the jurisdiction of the health sector.
When there is dispute on the cause of patient’s death, an autopsy should be performed within 48 hours; if corpse is frozen, can be extended to 7 days. Upon receiving medical malpractice dispute, the department of health Administration is to arrange experts and technology for identifying medical malpractice to resolve the dispute.
Wang Bei graduated from Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Hip hop gear and rap songs are her styles. She is also very good at dancing. She participated in the 2005 Super Girl singing completion in Chengdu. During the contest, she was in the same group as Li Yuchun, Li was #18 and she was #20. She ended up ranked 11th in the district.
During 2005 Super Girl competition, Wang was still attending Wuhan Conservatory of Music. After the competition, Chengdu Super girls disbanded, so Wang return back to school to continue her study.
2006 in her third year of college Wang participated in “Dream China” competition. She was acknowledged by judge Wu Sikai for her experiences in performances on stage. Wang Bei was determined to seize any opportunity for a singing career. However due to economy downturn, after her studies, she was not able to be signed by any record company.
In 2009, Wang continued to participate in Happy Girl singing competition in Wuhan district, her results were unsatisfactory. However, having the title of Super Girl she was still invited to many performances.
In summer of 2010 Wang Bei was invited to perform at a club in Qingdao. She also decided to sing at the same club opening in Jinan. Wang Bei was very close to the sisters in the same year Super Girl sing competition, they often chatted on the phone and online.
In November, Wang Bei returned to Wuhan, was planning to go to Chengdu to meet with her friends, but the tragedy soon happened.
Wang Bei’s last online journal “I am very simple” on 11/10
The sun makes me warm, lets me feel satisfied, singing makes me happy, chocolate makes me happy, hat gives me a sense of security. In fact I am a very simple person. I do not want to make things complicated. I like to face everything with positive and optimistic attitude. People always ask me why I am not growing up, I must say that I am already grown up; it’s because of my outlook in life and my values. I am a person of principles, just like being in love, I rather be short of it than having unsuitable ones, maybe I am very conservative. People who do not know me think that I have high standards, god, please, it’s not like that. As for family, I will not let anyone hurt my mom, because she loves me the most and she is my best friend. I always talk to her and she always says she has been through everything, she probably ate more salt then I had rice. Why do all parents say that? But some things I make my own decisions, when I can’t make up my mind I will listen to her, haha.
I rarely write journal, I actually have many things to write, but I am very forgetful, never remember what to write, hehe.
Overall, concentrate on my work, live happily, hope everyone I know all are happy.
Wang Bei, a Super Girl of 2005 never quite got popular, perhaps that is why she was getting plastic surgery. unfortunately, the plan went horribly wrong, the terrible tragic accident happened. Ironically, the surge did make her popular. Now after her death, Wang Bei is more popular than ever. May it not be the only positive note, perhaps the great public concern over the incident will urge China to take a closer look at its comedic industry.