Leslie Cheung

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Birthday
12, 1956
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China
Death Date
Apr 1, 2003 (46)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1956
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China
Death Date
Apr 1, 2003 (46)

About

Considered one of the founders of the Cantopop music genre, this enormously popular Hong Kong pop vocalist won several Jade Solid Gold Music Awards as well as a 1999 Golden Needle Award and scored a major 1984 hit with the single "Monica."

Before Fame

Before beginning his acting career, he briefly attended the University of Leeds.

Trivia

A highly successful screen actor, he won major acting awards for his roles in the films Days of Being Wild, Ashes of Time, and Farewell My Concubine. Also a composer, he wrote theme music for the 1990s movie The Phantom Lover.

Family Life

The son of Cheung Wut Hoi, a tailor whose celebrity clients included Cary Grant and Marlon Brando, Cheung grew up in Kowloon, Hong Kong, with nine older siblings. Tragically, he committed suicide in his mid-forties.

Associated With

He and Anita Mui were both in the cast of the 1988 Hong Kong movie Rouge.

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