Veteran Hong Kong actor Kong Ngai passes away

HONG Kong veteran actor Kong Ngai (pic), 77, has died of lung cancer, reported China Press.

Kong, a bachelor, had been battling lung cancer for more than a year before succumbing to the illness on Wednesday.

Born to a rich family in Zhongshan, Guangdong, in 1936, Kong, who later moved to Macau, was a stockbroker before becoming an actor.

He was in Hong Kong showbiz for nearly half a decade, acting in some 80 films and dramas, including the famous drama The Greed Man as stock market expert Chan Man-hin.

Expressing their grief over his death, Hong Kong artistes and friends said he was a highly respected and professional actor.

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