Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ricky Hui found dead


Hong Kong comedian Ricky Hui was found dead in his residence in Kowloon, Hong Kong, last night, according to a report by The Daily Chili’s website.
 
Ricky, who died due to a suspected heart attack at the age of 65, is the brother of Michael Hui, also a veteran comedian, and Sam Hui, a singer who is hailed as Hong Kong’s Gor San (The God of Songs).

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Guanyu 道 said...

Ricky Hui found dead

By Lester Gan Wai Lun
09 November 2011

Hong Kong comedian Ricky Hui was found dead in his residence in Kowloon, Hong Kong, last night, according to a report by The Daily Chili’s website.

Ricky, who died due to a suspected heart attack at the age of 65, is the brother of Michael Hui, also a veteran comedian, and Sam Hui, a singer who is hailed as Hong Kong’s Gor San (The God of Songs).

Ricky’s body was found on his bed and he was believed to be dead for quite some time according to a report by Ming Pao daily. It was suspected to be a heart attack.

The multi-talented performer, who was seen playing supporting roles alongside his siblings in a string of comedy blockbusters back in the 1970s and 1980s, was said to be suffering from heart problem and had been on medication for years.

Still, his death may come as a shock to fans as he looked healthy in a recent picture posted on his newly opened Weibo account early this month.

Born in Guangzhou, China, in 1946, Ricky was most notable for his funny antics in a series of Hui brothers-produced comedies like “The Contract”, ‘The Private Eyes” and “Games Gamblers Play”.

On top of making people laugh with his screen performance, Ricky was also a musician, having released seven albums, penned the songs in Sam’s debut Cantonese album and participated in the production of the latter’s 1999 musical “Mid Summer Night Madness”.

He was originally slated to perform at Sam’s concert next April.

Eric S. said...

Thanks for posting this This is sad news for all his fans around the world. He was a really reliable source of quiet humor in all his films.

You can see my review in his honor here.

RIP Ricky Hui.