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December 30, 2003

Anita Mui, 1963 - 2003

Wow, I just found out one of the biggest Hong Kong music/movie stars passed away, Anita Mui Yim-Fong. She starred in a whole bunch of my favorite movies:

  • "Heroic Trio" with Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung

  • "My Father is a Hero" with Jet Li

  • "Drunken Master 2" with Jackie Chan

  • "A Better Tomorrow 3" with Chow Yun-Fat

  • "Saviour of the Soul" with Andy Lau

She also won a bunch of awards for her performance in the drama "Rouge", one of my favorite non-action HK films. A major loss, and so soon after Leslie Cheung was lost just as suddenly.

Hong Kong pop queen Anita Mui dies

Hong Kong pop star and actress Anita Mui, well known in Chinese communities the world over, died early on Tuesday less than four months after revealing that she had cervical cancer. She was 40.

She died at Hong Kong's Sanitorium Hospital at 2.50am (1850 GMT), according to her friends, including action film legend Jackie Chan and fellow singer Alan Tam, who were keeping vigil at the hospital.

Earlier reports said that she had been admitted to hospital after slipping into a coma. Other reports said Mui died of lung failure due to the side effects of the drugs she was taking to fight the cancer.

Jackie Chan said Mui died when family members and many celebrity friends were at the hospital Tuesday morning.

"She passed away peacefully and beautifully. She hoped everyone will let her go peacefully and not cry," commented Chan.

This has been a very unlucky year for entertainment, even in the last moment of the year, added Chan...

Posted by jsmooth995 at December 30, 2003 1:18 AM

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