Joyce Cheng Misses Late Mother, Lydia Shum, Every Day

Uploading a post on her social media account yesterday, Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) remembers her late mother, who passed away 11 years ago on February 19. Sixty-two years old when she passed away due to liver cancer, Lydia Shum‘s (沈殿霞) legacy still remains strong for many who grew up watching Hong Kong entertainment. Lydia’s lively personality and booming laugh was always the highlight in variety and awards shows.

Although it has been over a decade, Joyce expressed how much she misses her mother every day. In a heartwarming post, Joyce wrote, “11 years. I only love and miss you more each day. There’s not a single day that goes by without me thinking of you. Europe is gorgeous! Wish you were here to breathe in the beauty with me. Always and forever.”

Joyce explained that despite having met many important seniors along the way, her biggest role model in life is still her mother. She shares, “My mom was very happy and dedicated about her work; she treated everyone the same and she didn’t play favorites. Her performances never went wrong. Even before she became ill, she always spoke about retiring – to which I laughed and told her that she would miss it too much! I think our biggest similarity is the love for our work. If I have a chance to remain in this industry, I would also become someone who will never want to retire.”

Over the years, many celebrities have paid their respect and memories of Lydia through different works, including Jacky Cheung’s (張學友) song, Moon Girl <月巴女且>, which was dedicated to the late comedian/ actress. Besides stating that Moon Girl is her favorite song, Joyce also mentioned that Jacky had a doll especially made to look like Lydia.

Working extremely hard over the last couple of years, Joyce managed to gain quite a bit of success in the music industry. She reflected that she did many things in the past to prove herself since she couldn’t disappoint as Lydia’s daughter, “But now, I don’t do that anymore. I also don’t have time to do it. It’s very stupid. The most important thing is to live fore myself [and not for others].”


Source: hket

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  1. i can empathize esp. at such a young age, growing up in a single mom household and the way she passed.

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