Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) will be taking a hiatus from the entertainment industry to mourn his mother’s death. He will spend more time with his family in the United States during this time of grief.
Daniel’s mother, 77-year-old Diana Ting Wu, passed away on May 22, 2014. An obituary of her death was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 1. Leading a distinguished career in education, Diana taught numerous business management courses at Saint Mary’s College for 30 years and published a textbook entitled Asian Pacific Americans in the Workplace.
Aside from shelving his acting jobs for the time being, Daniel declared official dissolution for his own talent management company, Revolution TM Ltd. Before the closing of his company at the end of this month, Daniel made sure that all his employees and artistes were properly taken care of, including making numerous arrangements with Paco Wong’s (黃柏高) Sun Entertainment Culture. Others from his company will be heading over to Peter Lam’s (林建岳) Media Asia Films.
Missing all the promotions for his new movie Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3>, which opened on May 30, Daniel apologized to his fans and colleagues. “I heard that Overheard 3’s premiere in Beijing was very well received. Because of some family issues, I’m unable to join my friends with the promotions. I’m really sorry!”
Instead of being upset at Daniel’s absence, many praised Daniel for being a filial son and spending time with his family. Overheard 3 director, Alan Mak (麥兆輝), expressed his concern for Daniel’s situation and does not want to give him additional stress.
As it turns out, Daniel was a fairly rebellious child growing up, often getting into heated arguments with his parents. However, after his mother entered the hospital due to a heart attack year ago, Daniel had a change in his behavior. He became very studious and went straight to the hospital every day after school. The devoted Daniel even researched the basics about therapy treatments for post-heart-attack surgery so he can help his mother recover faster.
NOTE: This article was modified on June 18, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. to reflect updated information regarding Daniel Wu’s mother’s death. Previous sources indicated that Mrs. Wu is currently suffering from illness, but her death had already occurred in May 2014.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.