Aaron Kwok’s (郭富城) mother passed away at the age of 90 at home on February 7. She had lived a fruitful life with filial children and many grandchildren. The wake and Buddhist ceremony was held on March 4 at the Hong Kong Funeral Home.
Aaron and his family arrived in two separate cars in the afternoon. Aaron wore a white shirt and pants with a black blazer. He covered his eyes with black sunglasses and face with a surgical mask. Moka (方媛) also wore all white with dark sunglasses and carried a box of baked goods. She waited for the elevator with her two daughters and nannies. It was a chaotic scene as there were too many people crammed into the elevator and her second daughter could not make it in. She also seemed to be frightened by the constant flashes of the cameras and chose to hide in her nannies’ arms.
Patrick Tam (譚耀文) was seen exiting the wake and other stars like Leo Ku (古巨基), Sandy Lamb (林珊珊), Jerry Lamb (林曉峰), Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健), Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧), Gigi Leung (梁詠琪), Charlie Yeung (楊采妮), Paco Wong (黃柏高), Andy Hui (許志安), Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), Edmond So (蘇志威), and Winnie Lau (劉小慧) had sent flower arrangements to express their condolences.
Aaron’s manager Siu Mei (小美) stepped out in the evening to speak to reporters. With red rimmed eyes, she shared, “The ceremony follows Buddhist procedures, and the monks are currently still chanting. The hall was decorated with fresh white flowers because Aaron’s mother likes simplicity and elegance. Aaron is doing okay, but is tired from all of the funeral planning so he will not be accepting interviews.”
She also praised Aaron for his perseverance and courageousness through this tough time. “When he first learned of his mother’s passing, he was about to start his second show in the American leg of his world tour. I asked him if he would like to cancel the show. He sat there quietly for a bit to absorb this news. He then made the decision to continue as he felt that he needed to be professional. He also believes that his mother would have supported his decision. He did not let the audience know and limited some of the interactions he usually would have had with fans. After his performance, we packed our bags and changed our plane tickets in order to return to Hong Kong immediately. This was not an easy decision and the entire team has newfound respect for him.”
On March 5, the funeral procession took place. Aaron bid his mother farewell as she was laid to rest in the burial. After the ritual was completed, Aaron and his family gathered with their friends for a post-funeral dinner at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel in Causeway Bay.
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading, the rest of Aaron’s concert tour has been cancelled and filming for his upcoming movies has not started yet. Hopefully Aaron can take this time to properly grieve for his loss.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.