Family and Friends Bid Liu Kai Chi a Final Farewell
Hong Kong actor Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智) passed away from gastric cancer on March 28 at the age of 66. A critically acclaimed actor, loving husband and father, Liu Kai Chi’s passing is mourned by many people. A memorial service was held at Tsim Sha Tsui’s St. Andrew’s Church, in which many friends from the entertainment industry attended to remember the late actor.
The ceremony included a church choir singing and video clips from the actor’s illustrious acting career. Liu Kai Chi’s friends such as director Johnnie To (杜琪峰), Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Alex Fong (方中信), and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) were at the service. Due to the pandemic, the service was only limited to a small number of attendees and was not open to the public at large, who were invited to attend virtually instead.
His wife, Barbara Chan (陳敏兒), gave a speech in loving memory of Liu Kai Chi. “As an actor, he tried his best to fulfill expectations. As a father, he worked hard to pay for our children’s schooling and gave them his time and attention.”
Liu Kai Chi was reluctant to leave behind his family because he loved them very much and “felt guilty that he was unable to fulfill his responsibilities as a husband until the end.” Barbara said, “He kept crying in the hospital room. When faced with the final moments of his life, he was unwilling to part because he could not let go of our sons and I…. He is a very responsible person. He is not scared of death, but rather he didn’t want to leave us behind. The three of us really want him to know that we are very capable and can protect ourselves.”
The actor also extended his kindness to those less fortunate. Due to Hong Kong’s economic difficulties over the past two years, Liu Kai Chi reduced and exempted rents at properties that he owned. He did not believe in greed driving increasingly higher rental prices, and preferred to have a clear conscience in earning his money by filming longer hours instead of squeezing it from his tenants.
Praising the beautiful decorations of the memorial service, Barbara knows that Liu Kai Chi would have been pleased. She gratefully shared that she did not expect so many people to come send him off on his final journey, “I really want to thank everyone for coming together and making a Hong Kong Film Award for him. I now accept this award on his behalf. Thank you again for all your love towards Liu Kai Chi!”
Very touching speech by Barbara. Their family has mourned two love ones already. RIP Liu Kai Chi.
I’m so saddened by his passing… I grew up watching him and really admired his acting. He’s a very respectable guy both on and off screen. May he rest in peace.
It was a very moving speech. He sounds like he was a wonderful person. RIP.
Agree, great true hk actor…and a great landlord.
I posted in another news, but you guys should watch Love Endures. He was best actor for that.
Rip Liu Kai Chi.
@abcd just read the synopsis, sounds like it may be a tear jerker. Will try and hunt it down, do you know where I can watch it?
@dramafan it was on YouTube…. They took it down. Try googling it.
@dramafan btw it is a tear jerker, but you’ll have many laughs before crying.
May you rest in peace Liu Kai Chi
Liu Kai Chi’s early episode cameos in TVB’s, A Challenge of Life, Vengeance, the Intangible Truth and Game of Deceit proves what a fabulous impact actor he was….
Sad. May he Rest In Peace. Are those his two sons? I just recently watched his old series too.
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