Tuesday, November 16, 2010

11.16.2010 - News

Wong Tin-Lam has passed away

Wong Jing, Wong Tin-Lam
Wong Tin-Lam, veteran producer, director and father of Wong Jing passed away this evening. Wong Jing issued a statement to the media saying that his father passed away at Hong Kong Baptist Hospital at 8:20 pm, Nov. 16. He was 83 years-old, the cause of death was organ failure and had been in ill health for the past few months.
Wong Jing meeting the media

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YTSL said...

Am very sorry to learn about Wong Tin-Lam's passing. May he rest in peace. Also, I'll take this opportunity to thank him one more time for all those wonderful movies he made and appeared in -- including "The Wild, Wild Rose" (1960), "The Greatest Civil War on Earth" (1961), "The Longest Nite" (1998) and "Election" (2005).

beyondasiaphilia said...

Did he also play the old uncle gangster who dies eating spaghetti in The Mission?

dleedlee said...

Y - Wong Tin-Lam certainly left behind a grand legacy of work. I wish that more of his films for Cathay would become available.

And also too bad that there is so little in English about his TVB days. The Brothers (1980) with CYF, Simon Yam, DoDo Cheng and a grand supporting cast is still my all-time favorite. I can only imagine what the 120 episode series The Hotel (1976) was like.

V - yes, that was a memorable scene wasn't it?