Veteran actor Ng Man-tat dies at age 70

Local | 27 Feb 2021 6:18 pm

Hong Kong veteran actor Ng Man-tat has passed away on Saturday at age 70, after suffering from liver cancer. 

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 his feel better, he passed away in his sleep," Tin said.

But Tin refused to describe mental conditions of Ng's family members, saying no one would wish to see their beloved ones pass away. 

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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