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Taiwanese terror suspect’s actress mom rumored to quit showbiz

Di Ying is said to choose family life over her career

Taiwanese actress Di Ying (Photo/FB@imdeeeinn)

Taiwanese actress Di Ying (Photo/FB@imdeeeinn)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Di Ying (狄鶯), 56, mother of Taiwanese terror suspect An Tso “Edward” Sun (孫安佐), is reportedly quitting the showbiz world to devote herself to the care of her son.

Edward Sun, 18, arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 11 after more than 200 days spent in detention in the U.S. for threatening to launch a mass shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, in one of the most high-profile cases in Taiwan.

Known for her feisty temperament, Di Ying has been unusually quiet following her return to Taiwan with Edward Sun and her husband Sun Peng (孫鵬), who is also a veteran actor and variety show host, reported Sanlih.

Rumors have been rife about her retiring from the glitz and glamour of the entertainment scene, triggered by criticism and ridicule she received from the public when she was making every effort to save her son from imprisonment during the judicial proceedings, wrote Next Magazine.

Di has shunned local media and apparently decided to keep a low profile, despite her son’s continued endeavor to gain publicity through posting workout videos, for example. She is purportedly leaving showbiz to assume the role of a good parent for her rebellious son, Sanlih reported.

Taiwanese terror suspect’s actress mom rumored to quit showbiz

Edward Sun (Photo/CNA)