Hong Kong screen idol Yueh Hua dies

Screen legends Yueh Hua and Nora Miao starred in Channel U's drama serial Together Whatever, in this 2005 file photo.
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HONG KONG - In 1966, fans toasted Yueh Hua's star turn in Come Drink With Me, opposite Cheng Pei-pei.

That movie, from influential director King Hu, is considered a classic in the swordfighting realm.

Yueh went on to be a Shaw Brothers' idol during that era and in the 1970s. He also made a name starring in television serials.

TVB actor and HK screen idol Yueh Hua dies

  • The 76-year-old, who also acted in Jackie Chan's Rumble In The Bronx (1995), died in Canada, where he had relocated.
  • Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported that Yueh, who was married to actress Tien Ni, had been sick in the past few years, with his death supposedly linked to cancer.
  • This undated image released to AFP on May 22, 2012 from Celestial Pictures in Hong Kong shows the monk (L-Fan Ho), the pig (C-Peng Peng) and the monkey (R-Yueh Hua) hitting the road in a scene from director Ho Meng-hua's classic "The Monkey Goes West" (1966) - one of the most-loved film versions of "Journey to the West".
  • A source said he had looked frail in August.
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  • Adrian Pang, Nelson Chia, Yueh Hua, Celest Chong, Nora Miao, Hu Bing and Michelle Chong were cast members in Channel U's drama serial, Together Whenever.

Last Saturday, the 76-year-old, who also acted in Jackie Chan's Rumble In The Bronx (1995), died in Canada, where he had relocated.

Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported that Yueh, who was married to actress Tien Ni, had been sick in the past few years, with his death supposedly linked to cancer.

A source said he had looked frail in August.

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