"Please god, please treat the elderly better," his co-star Hu Yanfen wrote on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
"R.I.P Father Kang. This wave have really claimed many elders' lives, let's make sure we protect the elderly in our families," one user wrote on Weibo.
Acclaimed scriptwriter Ni Zhen was also among recent deaths. The 84-year-old was famous for his work on the 1991 film Raise the Red Lantern, which is widely considered to be one of the best Chinese films by critics. บาคาร่า88
Meanwhile Hu Fuming, a former journalist and retired professor of Nanjing University, died on 2 January at the age of 87.