Veteran actress So Hang Shuen dies aged 61

14 June 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

Veteran actress So Hang Shuen passed away at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, aged 61, after battling diabetes for many years. So Hang Shuen is a former TVB actress, a graduate of the 1st TVB Artistes Training class in 1972. She had been in many TVB series in the 70s, 80s and early 90s. In 2012, she won "Best Supporting Actress" at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards based on her role Cheng Siu Kuen (Kuen Jeh) in Life Without Principle. According to an Oriental Daily report, So's right leg had been deteriorating due to the disease, forcing her to undergo several surgeries to remove the deteriorated skin from her toe and sole of her foot. Aside from diabetes, she also suffered from a stroke and had a tumor in her stomach.  Last night at 8pm, So's son met the press and told the media of the bad news. "Mom left this world at 4pm today. She left peacefully. We will hold a Buddhist-styled funeral for her." He revealed his mother passed away due to the complications from the stroke. "The doctor will have to explain the details. I want to say my mother left in peace, practically all of the most important people in her life were by her side, so my mother had no regrets." Good friend Law Lan felt very sad to hear about her friend's passing. She said: "I went to her house on Sunday. She was still, able to talk then and still called my name." So played Tony Leung's mother in the classic TVB series Police Cadets '84, he felt very very heartbroken: "We were both Buddhists. I hope she'll ascend to the paradise soon and I will forever remember the fate I had with her."

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