7 Sep – Hong Kong veteran actor Tam Ping Man has recently passed away.
As reported on Mingpao, the actor known to many as the "King of Dubbing" died on 5 September, after being rushed to the hospital for breathing difficulties the night before.
It was revealed that Tam had been diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.
His daughter Tam Suk Ying revealed that Tam was hoping to return to his dubbing gigs after the pandemic, after turning down two related projects earlier.
Tam stated that her father found out that he had cancer in June, but that it was too late and the cancerous cells had rapidly spread by July.
"He was mentally prepared and even arranged all his funeral matters. But we all thought he could last for another year or two," she said, adding that Tam even renewed his contract with TVB prior to his death.
Tam started his career doing voice-overs in the '50s, but became well-known as an actor after filming 1974's "The Country Bumpkin". The actor was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by TVB in 2014 for his work as an onscreen actor and voiceover artiste.
Tam is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.
He was 86.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)