He still lives in the Mongkok apartment he used to share with his deceased lover.
52-year-old actor Wong Hei (王喜) has always openly shared about his daily life on social media, posting updates of his single life in recent years, such as of himself cooking and dining alone. However, there was a six-month duration in his life from December 2016 to May 2017, when he had distanced himself from the public glare. This was the time he was mourning the passing of his lover, Ming Jai.
Wong Hei and his close male companion, Ming Jai had spent 15 years of their lives together before the latter succumbed to illness. In 2002, the two started cohabiting in a residence at Victory Avenue in Mongkok, spending much of their time together at work and training at the gym. In 2015, Wong Hei shared a photo on his social profile where he was looked to be holding Ming Jai’s shoulder, captioning “We can journey to the end of our lives this way,” seemingly making his homosexual relationship public.
In 2016, the then thirty-something Ming Jai became gravely ill. Wong Hei stayed by the latter’s side and was his primary caregiver, even spending a six-figure sum every month on medical fees and seeking the help of various doctors. However, Ming Jai eventually lose the fight, and at his last public appearance looked emaciated and was so weak he needed help even while walking outdoors.
After Ming Jai’s demise, Wong Hei continued staying at the apartment which they had shared. Posting about his life on social media, the hashtags he used such as “home is where there is someone waiting for me to return” and “looking for the next home” revealed Wong Hei’s solitude and longing.
A Loyal Friend
Aside from his lingering love for his former lover, Wong Hei is also a very loyal friend. He shared a friendship with former TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲). In 2010, when Stephen faced corruption charges, many in the industry broke off ties with him. However, Wong Hei supported him publicly and never failed to turn up in court hearings to show his support. After 84 long months in March 2017, the High Court approved Stephen’s appeal unanimously and cleared him of all charges. Tearful whenever he mentioned this episode in his life, Stephen expressed joy that his “inhumane days” were finally over and thanked all the angels who had been by his side.
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.