Manager Considers Leslie Cheung Musical in 2016

By on April 3, 2014 in NEWS

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It has been 11 years since the passing of legendary pop icon Leslie Cheung (張國榮). On April 1, the anniversary of his death, around 200 gathered at the place where Leslie passed away on April 1, 2003. Playing Leslie’s classic songs in the background, the fans held a candlelight vigil outside the Jardine House at 6:43 pm. Despite the storming weather, the fans kept together and had a tearful minute of silence for the late singer and actor.

Fans from around the world also paid their respects to Leslie at different locations. Japanese fans folded 921 origami cranes and sent them to Po Fook Hill, where Leslie’s spirit tablet is kept. Other fans from Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia paid tribute to Leslie at the Avenue of Stars and at the Mandarin Hotel, where Leslie jumped to his death.

Leslie’s former manager, Florence Chan (陳淑芬), revealed that she has been considering producing a musical dedicated to Leslie. Last December in Shanghai, Mrs. Chan ran into a “respected senior”, who encouraged her pass on Leslie’s legacy through the form of a musical. Many loyal fans of Leslie also asked Mrs. Chan to organize another memorial event for Leslie’s 60th birthday, in 2016.

Last year, Mrs. Chan held a series of extremely profitable events, exhibitions, and tribute concerts in Hong Kong to honor Leslie. Though the profits from the Leslie Cheung memorabilia were announced to go to charity, Hong Kong tabloids claimed that most of the earnings went to Mrs. Chan herself. The rumors put Mrs. Chan and many fans in a sour mood.

Mrs. Chan expressed that she felt very “conflicted” about holding a musical. “On one hand, I’ve already decided to no longer organize public memorial events. On the other hand, I really want to satisfy all the demands from fans, to repay and thank them for their love for Leslie Cheung!”

Nonetheless, the former manager stated that she felt Leslie fans should be left with the final decision. She shared the musical idea on Facebook, and announced that if the idea gets over 1 million likes, she would consider producing the musical.

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

10 comments to Manager Considers Leslie Cheung Musical in 2016

  1. holidayNo.1 says:

    yeah everyone loves leslie’s songs and filming movies
    when he didn’t die yet my family loves he’s songs
    but even i don’t know any of his songs i would still pray
    for LESLIE

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  2. holidayNo.1 says:

    bliss u leslie…………………

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  3. rofl says:

    no, pls let him RIP.

    “Though the profits from the Leslie Cheung memorabilia were announced to go to charity, Hong Kong tabloids claimed that most of the earnings went to Mrs. Chan herself. The rumors put Mrs. Chan and many fans in a sour mood.”

    i read about this too. Did Florence let anyone audit the accounts? What charity did she donate the net proceeds to? That’s what I want to know.

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    • HappyGoLucky replied:

      The manager should be transparent as to where the funds gone to to clear her name and doubt. By so doing, she really do it for Leslie and fans.

      Leslie, we missed you so much.

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  4. P. Tan says:

    Surely there would be a committee to see to the finances collected from the public and Mrs. F. Chan would not be the sole person accountable and answerable to the accounts.

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  5. wen wen says:

    Leslie is a legend, I love his songs. he is unforgettable, he surely be missed. RIP Gor Gor, we all love you.

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    • kiwi replied:

      Agreed!

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  6. HeTieShou says:

    I just rewatched the old Tai Chi master and really miss Leslie. Really hope he is in a happier and better place.

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  7. qwerty says:

    I don’t really like celebrities easily, but I like him!

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  8. Larry 3 says:

    Musical can be good for two hours… why don’t they do a movie about Cheung Kwok Wing in the first place.

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