Raymond Chow (1927-2018), one of the founders of Golden Harvest and created mega stars out of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Michael Hui has died at the age of 91. Besides the late Sir Run Run Shaw, the famed producer and movie mogul was probably one of the few most influential men in Hong Kong who helped introduced HK movies to the world.
Former TVB actress Lam Kit-Ying (蓝洁瑛) was found dead in her apartment on 3 November. She was 55. Lam who was reportedly been suffering from mental illness for the past decades was critically acclaimed for her performance in the TVB classic, The Greed of Men and went on to star opposite Stephen Chow in A Chinese Odyssey.
We suspect 95% of the audiences have seen at least one of his adaptations on the small and big screens but only 5% have read his novels. Wuxia novelist Louis Cha (1924-2018) more well-known as Jing Yong passed away on 30 October at the grand age of 94. Cha has written 15 novels includingThe Return of the Condor Heroes, The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber and The Duke of Mount Deer, all of them being best-sellers and have been adapted actively by filmmakers to television serials and movies over the past decades.
Shaw Brothers and TVB veteran actor Yue Hua (1942-2018) passed away at the age of 76 in Vancouver on 20 October 2018. His breakout role was in the 1966’s Shaw Brothers classic, Come Drink With Me and from there, starred in countless SB productions before returning to TVB in 2006. Some might recognized him in a cameo role in Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx. His last TV and big-screen appearance was in Captain of Destiny (2015) and the 2016 crime drama, Trivisa.