Tuesday, July 23, 2013


courtesy of mingpao.com

Lau Kar Leung's funeral program was titld GRAND MASTER OF A GENERATION LAU KAR LEUNG, with calligraphy from Andy Lau Tak Wa. The cover photo was Master Lau's DRUNKEN MONKY film still, and the back cover was a cartoon image of Master Q with the words "Everyone Please" to bid family and friends farewell. Mary Jean Reimer (Yung Jing Jing) and her daughters Lau Man Yi and Lau Hung Yi personally wrote eulogies to bid farewell to their beloved husband and father.

Yung Jing Jing in her eulogy wrote that Lau Kar Leung at first was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma and only 5 years of life left. In the end he actively fought the cancer for 20 years, losing his life to blood cancer in the end. The battle was considered a victory. Yung Jing Jing's ageless romance with Lau Kar Leung rocked show business. She described Lau Kar Leung as the proof of their love without regret. "Without Lau Kar Leung, today's Yung Jing Jing absolutely would not be here. He is my inspiration, my conscience, my beloved, and the proof of love 'without regret, to the end' that I has been after my entire life." She praised Lau Kar Leung as a good father, accepted her spoiled nature and supported her wish fulfillment. Yung Jing Jing revealed that Lau Kar Leung loved to sing "You were always on my mind" to her, now only she is left to sing solo for her husband.

Lau Ka Leung's daughters Lau Man Yi and Lau Hung Yi wrote their eulogies in English. Elder daughter Man Yi said that without her father's love and encouragement, today's her would not exist; she also praised her father for still practicing kung fu at home despite being over 70. Man Yi finally summed up in Chinese, "Ah Pa, Anpanman, I will always love you."

Younger daughter Hung Yi admitted, "I have never seen a men as good as Ah Pa, I believe that I never will." Man Yi praised Lau Kar Leung as the best father in the world and lamented that his father died too soon. They only had 23 years together. She hoped to be his daughter in the next life as well.

Lau Kar Leung was a famous Hong Kong action director and kung fu film director. Father Lau Chum was a disciple of Wong Fei Hung's disciple Lam Sai Wing. Lau Kar Leung at age 7 studied martial arts with his father and was Wong Fei Hung's fourth generation disciple. He was well trained in Hung Kuen and knew Die-Da Chinese medicine. In 1949 his family moved to Hong Kong with his father. In 1950 through the introduction of his master's colleague Ng Jan Chi participated in his first film. In HOW THE YOUNG NORTHEAST HEROES SHATTERED THE LOTUS MITILIA (GUAN DONG SIU HUP DAI POR LIN FA JUN) as a child star double and stuntman, he and his father participated in the WONG FEI HUNG film series together and later gradually stepped onto the road to the Grand Master of a generation of the martial art world.

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