Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung

Birth
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Death 1 Apr 2003 (aged 46)
Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 7320633 · View Source
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Actor, Singer. He is considered "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop" for achieving huge success in both film and music. He rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob and pop icon of Hong Kong in the 1980s, receiving numerous music awards. Following his participation in talent competitions, he signed with Polydor Records in 1977 and released his first albums. In 1984, his song "Monica" became the best-selling single in Hong Kong history. In 1986, he starred in the movie “A Better Tomorrow”. This film had a profound influence on the Hong Kong film industry. In 1989, he announced his retirement from the music industry as a pop singer. He continued his music career as a songwriter. He won the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in “Farewell My Concubine”. His last concert tour took place in Hong Kong and overseas from 2000 to 2001. Suffering from depression, he committed suicide by jumping off the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 1 Apr 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7320633
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Cheung (12 Sep 1956–1 Apr 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7320633, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.