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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hong Kong People-Leslie Cheung (1956-2003)

A decade ago, Leslie Cheung left his fans.

His last words to his manager were, "I can finally have a good sleep."

There were speculations on what leads to his death. I could not care less on this but what I care is, the legacy this late superstar left behind. Not for his fans, but for Hong Kong.

It will be fitting for him to be conferred the title of Son of Hong Kong (香港之子), as what Anita Mui is being affectionately called as Daughter of Hong Kong (香港之女). What the late Cheung has done is on par with the legacy that the late Bruce Lee (coincidentally passed away 40 years ago) has left.

From popular culture to serious stuff like Farewell To My Concubine, Happy Together, from a pop idol to a director wannabe, Leslie Cheung is determined to show that he is not just a pop idol. He want to be someone whom can carry a Grammy or Oscar or Cannes award trophy back as what Ang Lee did 10 years after his death.

As we remember him at this time right now, let's us remember not only Leslie Cheung but also the lost decade that Hong Kong has.

I will be touching on his singing and acting career which spanned thirty years, covering the best and bad times of Hong Kong. Some of the film titles I touch will be familiar, some are obscure. As for his songs, it will be a ride down the memory lane.

We miss you so much, Leslie.