Friday, October 31, 2014   

Media and film legend Sir Run Run ‘earned great respect in the community’
(01-07 16:27)

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying described Sir Run Run Shaw as a legend in the media and the film industry and a renowned philanthropist.
Referring to Sir Run Run’s extensive community contributions, Leung said “he made countless donations to Hong Kong, the mainland, and many parts of the world for the benefit of education, scientific and technological research, medical and social welfare services, as well as culture and art.’’
In an official statement today, Leung added: “On scientific research, in 2002 Sir Run Run established the Shaw Prize, also known as the Nobel of the East, in recognition of scientists with outstanding achievements in astronomy, life science and medicine, and the mathematical sciences.
”His extraordinary dedication and competence earned him great respect in the community.’’
A statement by TVB said today Sri Run Run died at 6.55am.
   
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