Obituary: Elliot Ngok Passes Away

By on October 21, 2018 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

Obituary: Elliot Ngok Passes Away

Veteran actor Elliot Ngok Wah (岳華) passed away on October 20, 2018 in Canada. He was 76 years old. He is survived by his wife, Tanny Tien Lie (恬妮), and their daughter, Faye.

Born in 1942, the late veteran actor started his acting career in 1965 under Shaw Brothers. His shot to fame was the 1966 wuxia film Come Drink with Me <大醉俠>, costarring Cheng Pei-pei (鄭佩佩) and the late Chan Hung-lit (陳鴻烈). In 1975, Elliot Ngok married fellow actress Tanny Tien.

Elliot Ngok’s debut appearance on TV was in 1980, when he received the offer to star in two successful television dramas for the now defunct Rediffusion Television—Gone with the Wind <浮生六劫> and Fatherland <大地恩情>. In 1987, Elliot Ngok signed with TVB, and debuted his first TVB appearance with 1987’s The Seasons <季節>. He left Hong Kong for Vancouver, Canada in the 1990’s, but ultimately returned to Hong Kong and TVB in the late 2000’s. His best known works with TVB include 1988’s Looking Back in Anger <義不容情>, 2008’s The Gem of Life <珠光寶氣>, and 2009’s Rosy Business <巾幗梟雄>. His last TVB drama was 2015’s Captain of Destiny <張保仔>.

Returning to Canada in 2015, Elliot Ngok’s last interaction with the public was this past August, when his fan club shared a recent photo of him on social media. At the time, he was working on a show in Toronto. Looking much skinnier and fragile, his appearance alarmed many fans and netizens.

Two days before Elliot Ngok passed, he was admitted to the hospital. He passed away in the comfort of his wife and daughter.

Elliot’s good friend, Cheung Chi-kok (張之珏) said, “My younger sister received a text from Tanny, telling her that Wah Gor has passed away. Wah Gor and my sister are very close, and I am also very close to their daughter. I felt horrible after hearing the news. Last year, I originally wanted Wah Gor to star in my stage play… I am mourning. I am thinking of all the great times we’ve had together.”

Siu Yam-yam (邵音音) said, “He has been sick for a while. It’s the old age. This day is bound to come. He’s always volunteered and visited assisted living clinics to sing and perform for the residents. He gave them so much warmth and happiness.”

Source: HK01.com, Yahoo! HK

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  • 16 comments to Obituary: Elliot Ngok Passes Away

    1. everlastingz says:

      Rest in peace

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    2. gunit101 says:

      Safe journey.

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    3. jimmyszeto says:

      Elliot Ngok will be missed. We have been very lucky that he had come out aftdr years of retirement in Canada to give us many memorable charismatic family leader roles in recent years. RIP

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    4. llwy12 says:

      I was saddened to hear the news last night….another actor I grew up watching is now gone….thoughts and prayers go out to Tanny and their daughter! R.I.P. Elliot…

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    5. kokomo says:

      It is saddening to hear about his passing. He has starred in so many good TVB dramas. You will be missed. RIP Elliot.

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    6. tiffany says:

      RIP. I almost didn’t recognize him when he first joined TVB again. It was The Brink of Law? A really good performance.

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    7. cutie777 says:

      This is such a sad news and he is a great actor. I didn’t even know he’s in his 70’s already if he’s in a good health he does looks good for his age. My favorite drama from him is Grace Under Fire, The Brinks Of Law and Come Home For Dinner.

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    8. potatochip says:

      That’s so sad. What a great loss.

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    9. elizabeth says:

      It is sad to hear. I was worried when he came out to an event earlier this year and was markedly thinner looking. May he rest in peace.

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    10. m0m0 says:

      sorry to hear, we will miss him. although, i didn’t exactly watch his drama or knew who he was before he joined tvb, but it’s sad to know that a veteran actor has passed.

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    11. mike says:

      Good actor. Only saw him in the later productions and was wondering what happened. Rest in peace

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    12. mangotango says:

      RIP.

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    13. orchid123 says:

      I remember him in “No Regrets”, 巾幗梟雄之義海豪情. He acted very well in it.

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    14. dalebaines says:

      Oh no! That’s so sad! RIP Mr. Ngok!

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    15. dandan says:

      Rest in peace. It’s another loss to see another veteran actor leave us.

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    16. kk12345 says:

      RIP

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