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Veteran Hong Kong Actor Ng Man Tat dies age 71

Posted by THE SNAKE on March 9, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Another sad post as we report that Veteran Hong Kong Actor Ng Man Tat has passed away at the age of 71, Ng Man Tat had become a stalwart of the Hong Kong film industry starring in more then a hundred films and television series.

For Western Viewers he's most famous for playing Golden Leg Fung in Shaolin Soccer with Stephen Chow. Though this was the last time the two had worked together they had a long partnership where Ng Man Tat would co-star opposite Stephen Chow in many films including Fight Back to School  , Royal Tramp , Tricky Brains and King of Beggers among others. 

Tat was also a frequent co-star to Chow Yun Fat in the past as well. . Tat's big break proably came with the late Benny Chan's Moment of Romance where Tat won the Best surporting actor award opposite Andy Lau in 1990 , a film role recommended for him by Chow Yun Fat , even though the two had fallen out at the time due to Tat's gambling problems. 

Tat also starred in the late Brandon Lee's debut film ,Legacy of Rage.. Tat was so versatile from Comedy to high intense drama that he kept getting the work, He crops up in many classic films from God of Gamblers ,Portland Street Blues,Gangland Odyssey and Overheard 3. 

Ng Man Tat had been ill since 2014 after suffering a heart attack , and even though he recuperated,  viral infections later took hold which resulted in Liver Cancer. , He miraculously continued to work in to 2020 but was looking very frail.

Ng Man Tat passed away in his sleep on February 27th 2021 in Tai Wai hospital in Hong Kong. 

A memorial servcie was arranged and was attended by old friends Stephen Cow, Chow Yun Fat and others with many floral tributes being sent from many other stars of the industry like Jackie Chan.

RIP Richard Ng Man Tat - The True God of Gamblers

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