Hong Kong actor Mang Hoi, known for his role in the 1995 series Vampire Expert, has passed away. He was 65.
The news was confirmed by Mang Hoi’s niece, TVB actress Ball Mang Hei Lun, in a statement to Hong Kong media on Tuesday (Oct 10).
According to a report from Dimsum Daily, Mang Hoi was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last year and had been experiencing discomfort.
The report added that he endured great hardship during his final two months while his wife and 17-year-old daughter provided him with care and companionship.
Meanwhile, Ball, 32, told reporters that Mang Hoi did his very best to overcome the illness.
She described the actor’s passing as “peaceful” and shared that their family had gradually come to terms with the possibility of his death over the past six months.
Although Mang Hoi’s passing was a tough pill to swallow, Ball said that she hoped he finds peace in the afterlife.
She also added that Bruce Mang – her father and Mang Hoi’s brother – will be assisting with the funeral arrangements.
Mang Hoi made his film debut as a child actor in the 1968 film The Vagabond Swordsman.
During his career, he worked with many action stars like Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan, Sammo Huang and the legendary Bruce Lee.
In 1985, Mang Hoi won the Best Supporting Actor trophy at the 5th Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in Yes, Madam!. He had also been nominated in the Best Action Choreography category seven times.