Leslie Cheung

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Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung.jpg
Cheung performing at a concert in 1997.
Native name
張國榮
PronunciationCheung Kwok-wing[1]
Born
Cheung Fat-chung (張發宗)

(1956-09-12)September 12, 1956
DiedApril 1, 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 46)
Cause of deathSuicide
Resting placeCremated, location undisclosed
ResidenceHong Kong
CitizenshipCanadian
EducationBachelor of Textile (dropped out)
Alma materUniversity of Leeds (dropped out)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active1977–2003
Partner(s)
Parents
  • Cheung Wut-hoi (father)
  • Poon Yuk-yiu (mother)
Musical career
Also known asGor Gor (Chinese: 哥哥; literally: "Elder brother")[2][3][4]
OriginHong Kong
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Cheung Kwok-wing
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cheung Fat-chung
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheung.

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. He is considered "one of the founder fathers of Cantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career."[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Leslie Cheung profile". Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. Lisa Oldham Stokes (2007). Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. xxvii. ISBN 978-0-8108-5520-5.
  3. "Sina Entertainment News" (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  4. "Sina Entertainment News". Sina Corp. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  5. Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, "World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific", P54., BBC Radio, ISBN 1-85828-636-0

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