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Leslie Cheung Deceased Legendary Singer & Actor’s Lover Daffy Tong May Have A New Young Boyfriend

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: xinmsn / Wikipedia / South China Morning Post

Media Credit: xinmsn / arts.cultural-china.com / YouTube ( zhber)

Posted: Saturday April 6, 2013 @8:35 p.m. PST

 

The lover of the late Hong Kong star Leslie Cheung is reportedly seeing a young man who resembles the deceased star

Rumour has it that Daffy Tong has found a new love interest 10 years after his late lover Leslie Cheung’s death.

In memory of his late boyfriend, Daffy publicly expressed his longing for Leslie for the first time in 10 years by dedicating the song ‘Where Are You’ to him on a radio show on Monday.

While attending the “Miss You Much Leslie” exhibition held last week to commemorate the late singer-actor, Daffy also confessed that he still misses Leslie dearly although time has healed his wounds left behind by his death.

Daffy has been keeping a low profile since Leslie’s death and is rarely seen in public. According to the Hong Kong media, Daffy only leaves his house to exercise or meet up with his friends occasionally.

However, the Hong Kong media reported that Daffy has been in close contact with a man around his 20s lately; the man reportedly resembles a young Leslie. Reports claimed that Daffy often meets his rumoured new lover for a badminton game, and the pair would wind up at Daffy’s house after the game.

Responding to the rumours, Leslie’s former manager Florence Chan hopes that the media would leave Daffy alone and give him some private space. “We are all humans, while respecting Leslie, please respect Daffy as well,” she said.

Daffy Tong and Rumoured Boyfriend

Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung

Born: September 12, 1956, Kowloon
Died: April 1, 2003, Central
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

Leslie Cheung committed suicide on 1 April 2003 at 6:43 pm (HKT). He leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. He was 46 years old.

Cheung’s suicide note (translation): “Depression! Many thanks to all my friends. Many thanks to Professor Felice Lieh-mak[Cheung’s last psychiatrist]. This year has been so tough. I can’t stand it anymore. Many thanks to Mr. Tong. Many thanks to my family. Many thanks to Sister Fei. In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?”

Leslie Cheung jumped from the Mandarin Oriental hotel (right).

Leslie Cheung jumped from the Mandarin Oriental hotel (right).

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing, nicknamed “Gor Gor”, which means elder brother, was a Hong Kong musician, singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, and film producer.Wikipedia

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TO READ MORE ON 10 YEARS LATER: The loss still hurts – ten years on, Leslie Cheung is remembered

It will be 10 years today since Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing took his own life and left his legions of friends and fans with memories frozen in that exact moment.

The city that had raised and nourished him – and that he had once escaped from – didn’t really know how to react to the news as it came down the wires and flashed across television screens. After sitting down to a meal of spaghetti bolognaise at his favourite restaurant in Causeway Bay, Cheung made his way to the Mandarin Oriental in Central and asked for a seat on the balcony outside its health club. He asked for a drink, and for a pen and paper, and then at about 6.40pm, the 46-year-old’s body was found lying on the pavement, 24 floors below.

On the piece of paper, he had written his goodbyes to family and friends and mentioned his depression – a condition most of those close to Cheung knew he had been battling for years.

Cheung had never been far from the spotlight throughout a career that spanned more than two decades. The public had a long-held fascination with a man who had tried to keep his private life away from prying eyes, despite the attention that came with being one of the first Hong Kong celebrities to come out as gay.

In an instant, the city had been robbed of one of its brightest talents, a nuanced and lauded actor, a chart-topping singer and an artist who pushed the boundaries of performance on both stage and screen. It felt at the time like a blow to the very spirit of a city still caught up in the Sars outbreak.

Lan Yen Sexy Chinese Actress Admits She’s A Lesbian & Idolizes Leslie Cheung (Photos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: What’s On Xiamen – Wikipedia

Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2012 @4:50 p.m. PST

 

 

Chinese actress Lan Yen has announced on Friday that she is a lesbian, according to Chinese news reports.
The 26-year-old Lan said that she “would not choose men in reality” during a press conference introducing her new movie. The bold announcement caught many by surprise.
She also told the reporters that her “eternal idol” was late Leslie Cheung, a world-renown Chinese actor who was also known to be homosexual.
Lan Yen is an emerging actress who recently gained fame by starring in the Hong Kong erotic film 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

Lan Yen. Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen via Internet

 

Chinese actress Lan Yen in the Hong Kong erotic film 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. Story Credit: What’s On Xiamen / Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

 

Lan Yen. Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

 

Leslie Cheung. Photo Credit: lovehkfilm.com

Leslie Cheung biography according to Wikipedia,

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003), nicknamed Gor Gor (哥哥), which means elder brother, was a  Hong Kong film actor and musician. Cheung was considered as “one of the founding fathers of  Cantopop,” and “combining a hugely successful film and music career”.

In 2000, Cheung was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted/ranked the 1st as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005. Recently, he was voted the third of the CNN’s “top five most iconic musician of all time” placing behind Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

Futhermore from Wikipedia, Cheung committed suicide on 1 April 2003 at 6:41 pm (HKT). He leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. He was 46 years old.

As one of the most popular performers in Asia, Cheung’s death shocked the Asian entertainment industry and Chinese community worldwide. The day after Leslie’s death, his family confirmed that Cheung suffered from (clinical) depression and had been seeing psychiatrists for treatment for almost a year. They also revealed that Cheung had attempted suicide in 2002. Later at his funeral, Cheung’s niece disclosed that her uncle had severe clinical depression and suffered much over the past year (2003).

Despite the risk of infection from SARS and the Who’s warning on travels to Hong Kong, tens of thousands attended Cheung’s memorial service, which was held for the public, on 7 April 2003, including celebrities and other fans, many from other parts of the world such as mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the United States and Canada. Cheung’s funeral was on 8 April 2003. For almost one month, Cheung’s death dominated newspaper headlines in Hong Kong and his songs were constantly on the air.

Cheung’s last album Everything Follows the Wind (一切隨風) was released three months after his death.

  • Cheung’s suicide note (translation): “Depression! Many thanks to all my friends. Many thanks to Professor Felice Lieh-Mak (Cheung’s last psychiatrist, 麥列菲菲). This year has been so tough. I can’t stand it anymore. Many thanks to Mr. Tong. Many thanks to my family. Many thanks to Fei-Fei  (Lydia Shum Din-ha). In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?”
  • Cheung’s suicide note (Chinese): “Depression! 多謝各位朋友,多謝麥列菲菲教授,這一年很辛苦,不能再忍受, 多謝唐先生,多謝家人,多謝肥姐. 我一生沒做壞事 為何這樣?”

 

 

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