Leslie Cheung

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Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing
Leslie Cheung.jpg
Cheung performing at a concert in 1997.
Background information
Chinese name張國榮 (traditional)
Chinese name张国荣 (simplified)
PinyinZhāng Guóróng (Mandarin)
JyutpingZoeng1 Gwok3wing4 (Cantonese)
Born(1956-09-12)12 September 1956
Hong Kong
Died1 April 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 46)
Hong Kong
Other name(s)Gor Gor (哥哥)[1][2]
OccupationSinger, actor
Genre(s)Cantopop, Mandopop
Instrument(s)Vocals
Voice type(s)Baritone
Label(s)Polydor Records, Capital Artists, Cinepoly Records, Rock Records, Universal Music Group
Years active1977–2003
AncestryMeizhou, Guangdong
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."[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sina Entertainment News". Xinhua News Agency. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012. (Chinese)
  2. "Sina Entertainment News". Sina Corp. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  3. 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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