Veteran actor Kenneth Tsang (曾江) passed away on April 27, 2022 in Hong Kong. The actor had just returned from Singapore and was staying in a Tsum Sha Tsui hotel for his quarantine. While investigation continues, the media has reported that the actor was found unconscious by a hotel staff and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prior to establishing his acting career, Kenneth originally attended the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a degree in architecture. After graduation, Kenneth felt that the architecture industry was dull and he returned to Hong Kong to make the switch to acting.
Kenneth made countless appearances in dramas and movies throughout his career and lead many iconic roles in classics such as A Better Tomorrow <英雄本色> , Supercop <警察故事3之超級警察> and Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3>.
Thanks to his English proficiency, Kenneth successfully broke into Hollywood and made his international debut in 1998’s action film The Replacement Killers alongside Chow Yun Fat. Kenneth’s appearance was well-received and he continued to make his mark in Hollywood by appearing in Anna and the King, Rush Hour 2, Memoirs of a Geisha and Die Another Day.
Despite Kenneth’s successful career, the actor also experienced a number of setbacks including two failed marriages. Kenneth’s first marriage was in 1969 with Zhang Lan Di (張萊娣), a Malaysian-Chinese and a member of a circus group. The two divorced 10 years later and Zhan Lan Di took custody of their son. Shortly after, Kenneth married columnist and model Barbara Tang (鄧拱璧). While the couple welcomed the birth of the daughter, the marriage coincidentally also lasted 10 years. In 1994, Kenneth married Taiwanese actress Lisa Chiao Chiao (焦姣)
After Kenneth’s death, his niece and singer Linda Wong (王馨平) revealed that she was in the process of dealing with her father’s funeral and was saddened by the news of Kenneth’s passing. Linda shared, “I just received the news. We had dinner together at the end of last year but because of Hong Kong’s COVID-19 situation, we haven’t seen each other since then. I just went to Taiwan for my father’s affairs.”
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.