Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fans Pay Tribute to Leslie Cheung on Sixth Death Anniversary

Source: Crienglish

Although Leslie Cheung passed away six years ago, it seems this late Hong Kong pop legend will never be forgotten.

Fans from all over the world held various memorial services to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of Leslie Cheung on Thursday.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, fans from around the world came to Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental Hotel where Cheung leapt to his death on April 1, 2003 after a hard battle with depression.

Outside the hotel, wreaths, heart-shaped flowers, photographs and heartfelt words were offered to commemorate this great entertainer. Cheung was considered a phenomenal Hong Kong performer and he captured the hearts of fans with his artistic talent and effortless charisma either on stage or on the big screen.

Fans have arranged many other activities to remember 'Gor Gor', Cantonese for "big brother", Cheung's nickname. They screened "Farewell My Concubine", the 1993 historical epic movie for which Cheung won most of the acclaims for his unparalleled acting as a Peking opera star.

April Fool's Day will always be a sad day cause it's the anniversary of Leslie's Cheung death. Still loved by fans but he was a tortured soul. Hope he's in a better place now.

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