Law Society president Adrian Tan dies at 57 after battle with cancer

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SINGAPORE – Law Society of Singapore president Adrian Tan has died after fighting cancer for more than a year. He was 57.

The Law Society announced his death in a statement on Saturday evening.

“Throughout his battle with cancer... Adrian exemplified extraordinary courage. Despite the immense challenges he faced, he continued to carry out his duties with resolve and cheerfulness, and never failed to grace us with his trademark humour.

“Today, we not only mourn the loss of a distinguished leader but also grieve for a cherished friend and trusted comrade.

“Adrian’s absence leaves an indescribable void that cannot be filled. His memory will forever hold a special place in our hearts,” said the statement.

The society also extended its condolences to Mr Tan’s family and loved ones, and said his “spirit and unwavering dedication will continue to inspire us all”.

According to a WhatsApp message seen by The Straits Times, Mr Tan died on Saturday at 5.35pm.

The TSMP Law Corporation partner was diagnosed with cancer in March 2022, and announced his rare condition in a LinkedIn post on July 28, without disclosing what type of cancer it was.

In his post, Mr Tan said he would “fight cancer, fight my cases in court and fight for lawyers as their President, until the clock runs out”.

He had just been appointed president of the society in January that year, and had been working remotely as his immune system was compromised.

An active user of LinkedIn, Mr ...

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