HCM CITY — People’s Artist Diệp Lang died of a heart attack at home on March 11 in San Diego, California. Actor Lang had a 60-year-old career in cải lương (reformed opera), a 100-year-old traditional theatre genre of the southern region. For his devotion to Vietnamese theatre, Lang was honoured the title People’s Artist by the Government. “People’s Artist Diệp Lang played a very important role in our theatre’s development. His art keeps cải lương - a form of the South’s traditional theatre - alive among Vietnamese people,” said People’s Artist Bạch Tuyết.