TAIPEI • Taiwanese actor Wu Pong-fong, who as soon as gained the coveted Golden Horse Award for greatest supporting actor, has been discovered useless in his house.
Information of his demise broke on Taiwanese media on Tuesday morning. He was 55.
In line with Taiwanese information reviews, whereas the reason for demise is just not but confirmed, Wu’s niece discovered him useless on the ground of his balcony in what’s believed to be a case of sudden demise. Foul play is just not suspected.
Wu, who was single and had no youngsters, reportedly lived alone in a sixth-floor condo in Taipei, whereas his family lived in the identical block however on a decrease ground.
Pals of Wu mentioned he appeared regular within the days earlier than his demise and didn’t appear to be affected by sick well being.
He was even slated to start out filming a brand new miniseries, going for costume fittings earlier than his demise.
The veteran of Taiwanese movie and tv had loads of accolades to his title.
He gained the Golden Horse Award, usually often called the Oscars of Chinese language-language cinema, for his supporting position in Seven Days In Heaven (2010).
In 2011, he gained greatest actor on the Taipei Movie Competition for Ranger (2011), a tv film about an ex-convict launched from jail.
He had additionally picked up two Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan’s prestigious tv awards, for greatest actor in a miniseries for Imprints Of Ceiba Flowers in 2008 and for The Roar ultimately yr’s ceremony.
Wu was additionally identified for showing within the music movies of widespread Taiwanese band EggPlantEgg for hit songs resembling Again Right here Once more (2017), which has been seen greater than 99 million instances on YouTube, and Waves Wandering (2018), which has garnered over 66 million views.
Upon listening to information of Wu’s demise, the three-man band instructed Taiwanese media via their supervisor: “We solely simply discovered (about his demise) via the information. We’re very unhappy and shocked, we’re not but capable of digest this truth but. We’re all simply attempting to get our ideas collectively.”