"Crouching Tiger" producer passed away

10 Sep – Hong Kong film producer Chui Po Chu has recently passed away.

As reported on Mingpao, the filmmaker, known for producing films like "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon", "Kung Fu Hustle", and "Fearless", was revealed to have died of lung cancer in the morning of 8 September. Her son stated that Chui died peacefully.

Celebrities took to social media to express their sadness over the news, with director Philip Yung writing, "Although we never worked together, I am still grateful for your support of young filmmakers. Rest in peace. The Chinese film industry will always remember you."

Stephen Fung wrote, "To the highly respected Sister Po Chu, thank you. Have a safe journey."

On the other hand, Chow Yun Fat, who starred in "Crouching Tiger", stated that he just heard of the bad news and is saddened by it.

"I will always miss her and remember her," he added.

She was 72.

(Photo source: Mingpao)