Passing away from liver cancer on February 27, actor Ng Man Tat’s (吳孟達) memorial service was held yesterday. Noted for his contribution to the Hong Kong film industry in the 1980s and 1990s, many artistes came together to mourn for the 70-year-old actor’s passing and sent many flower arrangements.
Ng Man Tat’s frequent co-star, Stephen Chow (周星馳), made an appearance at the memorial service. The pair struck box office gold in numerous comedy films, but was rumored to have suffered a fallout after Kung Fu Hustle <功夫>. Stephen’s appearance at the late actor’s memorial service, although brief as he stayed for only nine minutes, dispersed these rumors. Ng Man Tat’s younger brother also clarified that the late actor always regarded Stephen as one of his close friends.
Previously working with Ng Man Tat in two of his biggest movies, A Moment of Romance <天若有情> and God of Gamblers II <賭俠>, Andy Lau (劉德華) attended the memorial service and stayed for approximately 10 minutes.
Dozens of entertainment industry insiders also made appearances to show their respects as well, including director Johnnie To (杜琪峯), Michael Chan (陳惠敏), Lam Tze Chung (林子聰), English Tang (鄧英敏), and Sandra Ng (吳君如).
In the late afternoon, Ng Man Tat’s family announced that his body will be cremated and the ashes will be brought back to Malaysia, where his current wife and children reside. Although Ng Man Tat’s family is grieving over his passing, they expressed that the actor always maintained an optimistic view on life, even when he fell ill. “Happiness is the most important” was his motto, and his family hopes that his words and memories will live on forever.
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.