Chevy Beh, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia-based MedTech firm BookDoc has died at the age of 37, the company announced on Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Datuk Chevy Beh – BookDoc’s Founder and CEO. He was a respected entrepreneur who was loved by many. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family especially during this difficult time,” BookDoc wrote in a Facebook post.

The eldest son of Malaysia-based BP Healthcare Group Founder and Chairman Beh Chun Chuan, Chevy passed away on Tuesday, the group said in a separate Facebook post. He was described as “an esteemed polo player of BP Polo Club, a passionate entrepreneur and an articulate leader who is widely known for his trend-changing contributions to the healthcare industry”.

Founded in August 2015, BookDoc has expanded to five countries – Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand – and 20 cities.

The digital health technology solution provider offers end-to-end solutions across the healthcare continuum connecting patients to healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere while incentivizing people to stay active, according to its website.

The startup counts Brunei Prince, family member of the late Macau tycoon Stanley Ho among its investors. BookDoc has raised a seed round of financing which includes a $2 million investment from Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of The House of Bolkiah, the ruling family of Brunei, TechCrunch reported in January 2016.

Beh was also an early investor of NASDAQ-listed genetic and diagnostic health testing firm Prenetics, the first tech unicorn from Hong Kong to list on NASDAQ.

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