Hong Kong movie star found dead in hotel room

28 April, 2022
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Hong Kong movie star found dead in hotel room

Today, Wednesday, actor Kenneth Tsang, one of the most prominent faces of the "golden age" of cinema in Hong Kong, was found dead in a room of a quarantine hotel in Hong Kong, where he stayed after returning from travel, according to local media.

Hotel staff discovered Tsang's death, 87, two days after his return from Singapore, according to several media outlets, including "Now News", "South China Morning Post" and "Oriental Daily".

The police announced that they had received a report that hotel staff had found a "body". The accident report stated that the deceased was an 87-year-old man named Tsang.

Tsang's film career spanned six decades, with more than 200 roles listed on IMDB. Although his serious beginnings were in the sixties of the twentieth century, he embodied his most prominent roles in the golden age of cinema in Hong Kong in the eighties and nineties in films such as "The Killer", "Super Cup" and "Once a Thief".

He was also one of the few Hong Kong stars of that era who broke into Hollywood and took on supporting roles, mostly portraying villains, including "Replacment Killers" and "Day Another Day" in the James Bond series.

Tsang had said in a press interview with "Sin Chu Daily", his last, that he had just returned via Singapore from a two-week trip to Malaysia. "I will adhere to the quarantine if necessary," he added. Hong Kong has adopted the "zero Covid" strategy that is in force in mainland China in order to control the virus, and in this context, the borders have been closed to arrivals from abroad. Returning residents used to spend two to three weeks in costly hotel quarantine throughout the pandemic, but the period was finally reduced to seven days.


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