Kenneth Tsang, a veteran Hong Kong actor with a 50-year career, was discovered dead Wednesday at a hotel in Hong Kong where he was undergoing the city’s mandatory COVID-19 travel quarantine.
He was 86 years old.
According to the South China Morning Post, who cited a local government source, the actor was quarantined at a hotel in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district after returning from a trip to Singapore.
Did Kenneth Tsang win an Oscar?
Kenneth Tsang has never won an Academy Award in his career.
He received the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015 for his performance in the 2014 crime thriller Overhead 3.
Tsang’s film career began when he was a teenager, with roles in The Feud (1955) and Who Isn’t Romantic? (1956). (1956).
By the 1960s, he had established himself as a regular leading man, appearing in a variety of detective films and classic kung fu films.
Later notable roles included appearances in John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow (1986) and A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987), as well as in Once a Thief (1989), opposite Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung (1991).
After making his Hollywood debut in Chow Tun-The fat’s Replacement Killers (1998), he went on to appear in Jackie Chan’s Rush Hour 2 and the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), among many other Hong Kong and American films.