Celebs turn out in droves at Sir Run Run Shaw's public memorial service

The public memorial service for the late Sir Run Run Shaw last Friday was a star-studded event as throngs of prominent personalities turned up to pay their respects.

The entertainment mogul passed away on Jan 7 at the age of 107.

Many public figures from different fields including politicians, businesspeople, academicians, performing artists, TVB artists and employees, Shaw Brothers' former staff, charity organisation representatives and HK civilians descended upon the Shaw Studios in Tseung Kwan O to pay their respects to '6 Uncle'.

There were no flowers or any special arrangements at the ceremony, which had just 400 seats and soft piano music playing in the background.

There, TVB artists Kenneth Ma, Astrid Chan, Benjamin Yuen, Penny Chan, Jason Chan, Jack Wu, Sarah Song, Jennifer Shum volunteered to help out at the service to greet the guests.

The volunteers stood for nine hours until the service ended. Kenneth stood until 3PM before he took a 15 minute break. Displaying his 'naturally stunned' look once again, Kenneth later expressed in a telephone interview that TVB arranged him to help at the service.

"I did not feel it was tiring at all. I hoped to contribute a part for '6 Uncle'. What we did is actually really minute, it is a kind of respect," he said.

Whenever Mona Fong spotted trash on the floor, she would personally go take care of it. Norman Leung said the memorial service was Mona Fong's wish. Mona took initiative to thank the media, she bowed to them and said: "Thank you media friends, thank you. Thank you, thank you!" Sir Run Run's ashes will be sent back to Singapore.

Artists that attended included: Andy Lau, Cherie Chung, Nick Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Anthony Wong, Liza Wang, Dodo Cheng, Ling Bo, Ti Lung, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Niki Chow, Fala Chen, Adam Cheng, Alex Man, Bernice Liu, etc; TVB artists included: Nancy Sit, Louise Lee, Kate Tsui, Myolie Wu, Tavia Yeung, Ron Ng, Bosco Wong, Michelle Yim, Ruco Chan, Tony Hung, Lin Xiawei, Eliza Sam, Kenny Wong, Tracy Chu, Edwin Siu, Kristal Tin, Natalie Tong, Susan Tse, Sire Ma, etc.; Singers: Joey Yung, Leo Ku, Joyce Tang, Alfred Hui, Hins Cheung, etc.

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