TAIPEI – Taiwanese actor Wu Pong-fong, who as soon as gained the coveted Golden Horse Award for greatest supporting actor, has been discovered lifeless in his house.
Information of his demise broke on Taiwanese media on Tuesday (Might 26) morning. He was 55.
Based on Taiwanese information reviews, whereas the reason for demise just isn’t but confirmed, Wu’s niece discovered him lifeless on the ground of his balcony in what’s believed to be a case of sudden demise. Foul play just isn’t suspected.
Wu, who’s single and had no youngsters, reportedly lived alone in a sixth ground condominium in Taipei, whereas his relations 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 ailing well being.
He was even slated to begin filming on a brand new mini-series, going for costume fittings earlier than his premature demise.
The veteran of Taiwanese movie and tv had loads of accolades to his title.
Wu gained the Golden Horse Award, typically referred to as the Oscars of Chinese language-language cinema, for his supporting function in Seven Days In Heaven (2010).
In 2011, he gained greatest actor on the Taipei Movie Pageant for Ranger (2011), a tv film about an ex-convict launched from jail.
He has 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 eventually 12 months’s ceremony.
Wu is thought for lending his performing abilities to the music movies of standard Taiwanese band EggplantEgg for hit songs comparable to Again Right here Once more (2017), which has been seen over 99 million instances on YouTube and Waves Wandering (2018), which has additionally garnered over 66 million views.
Upon listening to information of Wu’s demise, the three-man band advised Taiwanese media by way of their supervisor: “We solely simply came upon (about his demise) by way of 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.”