Kenneth Tsang passed away at 86

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28 Apr – Veteran actor Kenneth Tsang has recently passed away.

As reported on Mingpao, the news was confirmed by his talent manager, Andrew Ooi, who said that he will miss the actor's laughter and friendship.

"He was a pioneer and a legend of his time in the golden age of Hong Kong cinema, who broke boundaries with his fearless performances not only there but in Hollywood too. His legacy will live on in the movies he's made and my heart goes out to his family in this difficult time," he said, as translated by Deadline.

Kenneth was in Malaysia and Singapore for two weeks, seen here enjoying durian in Kluang, Johor
Kenneth was in Malaysia and Singapore for two weeks, seen here enjoying durian in Kluang, Johor

It was reported that Kenneth was staying in a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui for his two-week quarantine following his vacation in Malaysia, where he had travelled on his own to enjoy the delicacies offered in the country. He reportedly contacted his daughter and told her that he had a heart issue while in quarantine in a Kowloon Hotel, and that his son-in-law immediately delivered his medicine to the hotel.

It is unknown whether the staff delivered it to him in time.

At about 12pm on 27 April, the police received a report saying that he was found unconscious in the room, and was pronounced dead soon after.

Making his debut in 1960s, Kenneth's most memorable films were during the golden period of Hong Kong cinemas of the '80s and '90s with films like "Once A Thief", "Peking Opera Blues", and "Supercop".

He also starred in several Hollywood movies, including "Die Another Day", "Anna and the King", and "Rush Hour 2".

He was 86.

Kenneth Tsang stared in a movie alongside Jackie Chan
Kenneth Tsang stared in a movie alongside Jackie Chan

(Photo Source: Mingpao, SINA, CNA)

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