April 1, 2012
Nine years have passed by since Leslie's departure but the love of his fans is still alive and strong.
LESLIE'S PILLOW IN LOVING MEMORY OF LESLIE
In Hong Kong on April 1st at 6.41 - like every year - about one hundred fans gathered to commemorate and remember Leslie just on the opposite of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with a sober candlelight vigil. This is our way to remember Leslie on April 1st. Hon Yeung also attended.
At Po Fook Hill Temple in Shatin Japanese fans went to pay homage to Leslie with their beautiful paper cranes and many flowers and gifts. Many fans were there. Kenneth also paid homage with a common friend of Leslie. Florence Chan isn't in Hong Kong today due to her job, but she provided flowers and gifts for Leslie. He especially received iPhone and iPad, which I'm sure he would like them very much.
On the Avenue of Star Red Mission organised special decorations to celebrate Leslie. The exhibition lasted few days. At 8.00 pm they held a big party with many guests, among them George Lam. Many fans attended the event held in Chater Garden, Central Hong Kong and called "I am what I am Leslie Cheung".
The usual beautiful sea of flowers appeared once again at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and at the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
Photos are taken from Ming Pao, Apple Daily and Orisun. See more photos and read the articles from the newspapers in Chinese collected on LeslieTong.com.
My dear friend Sonia, webmaster of Leslietango, also commemorate Leslie on April 1st, but - due to some problems occured with the server - she couldn't update her website so it's my pleasure to host her photo here.
During these days at the Hong Kong Culture Centre an exhibition about director Peter Chan with nice memorabilia of Leslie has been held.
April 2, 2012
George Lam performs in memory
of Leslie Cheung - Yesterday April 1 was
April Fool's Day, which was also the 9th anniversary of late
superstar Gor Gor Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing's death. Fans from
around the world as suaul held memorials at numerous
locations like Leslie's altar in Po Fook Shan, Madame
Tussaud's Hong Kong, outside Mandarin Oriental Hotel and
Chater Garden memorial event. In addition, a cinema
also screened Gor Gor's film.
Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of Gor Gor's death, fans from Japan brought the thousand origami cranes that they folded to Gor Gor's Po Fook Shan altar. Gor Gor's friend Lin Yim Heung presented incense. Outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel hundreds of fresh flowers that mainly consisted of white roses, lilies and orchids were placed in the forms of "Leslie", "We Love You" and "Gor". When Ms. Xu who came from Beijing presented flowers she broke down in tears. She praised Gor Gor for loving his fans in life. The Post 80 born Maggie learned about him anew after Gor Gor's passing through his concerts and films. This time she even came from overseas to present flowers.
Last night around 6:45 pm, fans moved to the playground across the street from the hotel and played Gor Gor's hits. Nearly 100 hundred fans held white candles in a moment of silence for Gor Gor, many already broke down in tears. At 8 pm, fans held a memorial event at Chater Garden to look for Gor Gor off camera. Several hundreds of fans attended. George Lam performed "Countdown with you" in memory of his late friend and provided a photo of Gor Gor kissing him in 1985 and videos of their collaboration. Ah Lam even yelled on stage, "Cheung Kwok Wing, we will always remember you!" He also laments that in the video he saw friends like Teresa Tang, Anita Mui, Danny Chan who all departed one after another. Ah Lam said that he met Cheung Kwok Wing for the first time at a singing contest in 1977. At the time many fans still have not been born yet. In addition, Tsui Hark, Lin Yim Fai, Wong Man Ling and Vincent Kok also shared their film production experience with Gor Gor. Source: HK Film Top Ten Blog
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