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Title: RIP Kenneth Tsang.
Post by: Alex on April 29, 2022, 10:26:02 AM
Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang, known for his roles in "Rush Hour 2" and "Die Another Day," has died while quarantining in a Chinese hotel, according to local media reports.

Tsang had been undergoing seven days of quarantine after returning from Singapore on Monday and was found collapsed on the floor of his hotel room by staff on Wednesday, according to the South China Morning Post and other media.

The South China Morning Post said Tsang was 87, but other sources gave his age as 86.

No cause of death has been released, but local media reported Tsang had tested negative for coronavirus and had no underlying medical conditions.

The actor was best known internationally for his action roles in the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day," John Woo’s "The Killer" in 1989, "Rush Hour 2" in 2001, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and 1998′s "The Replacement Killers" alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino.

Born in Shanghai, Tsang began acting after obtaining an architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley, making his debut in 1955. In 1969 alone, he was credited in more than 20 movies and continued working up to the time of his death.

Tsang was married three times and had a son with his first wife, Lan Di, and a daughter with his second wife, Barbara Tang.

Title: Re: RIP Kenneth Tsang.
Post by: Jim H on April 29, 2022, 04:43:27 PM
RIP.  He's very good in many films from the 1950s up until this year, super active.  He still has one more film coming out in fact.

I'd compare him to someone like William Fichtner, or maybe David Morse.  A good character actor who worked and worked, and when he was there, you know the film would be better for his presence and he'd always commit.  A favorite smaller role is the gruff but kind taxi company owner that employs Ti Lung in A Better Tomorrow.  It's not as showy as his villain in the Replacement Killers or his role in The Killer, but the character comes across well in just a few scenes.

Also, while they hadn't appeared together in 50 years, he co-starred with the other veteran Chinese actor who just died, Wang Yu, in The Brave and the Evil.