Hong Kong's Wong Wai dies

Hong Kong's Wong Wai dies

8 Dec – Veteran Hong Kong actor Wong Wai, known for his role in the period television drama, "The Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty" had recently passed away at the age of 70, according to Daily Chilli.

The bad news was revealed by his daughter, Stephanie Wong, on her Weibo last Tuesday.

"Recently, I have been busy taking care of my father's funeral. He had always been low-profile and even after his death, he did not want a lavish funeral," she posted.

The actress-TV host ended with, "Dad has been laid to rest. My well respected father, I will always be proud of you and you'll always be in my heart."

Wong Wai, who is also referred to as Wang Wei, entered Mandarin movies' showbiz in 1963 through the help of his father's friend.

In 1971, he joined the ATV and TVB television industry and over the years, he had filmed some 50 movies and over 80 dramas. Some of his more famous ones are 1992's "Vengeance", the "Detective Investigation Files" series, "Witness to a Prosecution", "The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils" and the "State of Divinity".

Wong Wai retired from acting in 2002 and migrated to Canada, where he married Ho Mung-na, a model. Now, his legacy will be carried on by his two sons and daughter.