Veteran HK actor Ng Man-tat dies at age 70
Published on: Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Ng (right) and Chow in one of their films.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong veteran actor Ng Man-tat has passed away on Saturday at age 70, after suffering from liver cancer, reported The Standard

One of his close friends, Tenky Tin Kai-man, said Ng died at 5.16pm in Union Hospital. 

Family members of Ng, including his wife, children and siblings, were at his death bed. 

"He left us peacefully. Doctors had been prescribing medications to make him feel better, he passed away in his sleep," Tin said.

Ng, who started his career at the age of 22 in 1973, was known for his roles in movies with comedian Stephen Chow Sing-chi, including "The Final Combat", "The Justice of Life" and “Shaolin Soccer."

In 1991, the late actor was awarded Hong Kong Film Award's Best Supporting Actor for his role in "A Moment of Romance," featuring prominent star Andy Lau Tak-wah. 

Ng also received several nominations for his acting, including the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards. 

Ng had been struggling with deteriorating health conditions in recent years. In 2014, he was rushed to a hospital due to breathing problems, and was later diagnosed with a heart failure.


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