Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum dies

HONG KONG (AP): Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum, known for her iconic black-rimmed glasses and heavy build, died early Tuesday, news reports said. She was reportedly 61.
The cause of death wasn't immediately clear, but Commercial Radio reported on its Web site that Sum had been suffering from a bile duct condition. Radio RTHK reported on its Web site she suffered from liver cancer.
Born in Shanghai in 1947, Sum made her movie debut at age 13, according to the Commercial Radio report.
She acted in more than 100 movies in Hong Kong and hosted more than 5,000 episodes of variety shows. Her credits also include a starring role in the Singaporean English-language sit-com "Living with Lydia.''
Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang mourned Sum's death.
"Hong Kong grew up with her laughter. She brought us a lot of joy,'' Tsang told reporters.
Sum is survived by ex-husband, actor Adam Cheng, and their daughter Joyce Cheng.

source: -- http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/2/19/apworld/20080219131822&sec=apworld

I did watch her entertainment show last time like 开心果 and some of her movie. Really, her laugh was very strong and powerful that could always stay in our heart. May her rest in peace.

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