Two days ago, it was April Fools’ Day. It was also the same day that Leslie Cheung took his own life by jumping off from his 24-th level hotel room. Leslie was one of the biggest star in Hong Kong – movies and singer – throughout the 80’s.
Although never really a fan of his songs during that period, I know many in my generation who were. He was definitely one of the defining icons of that period. I only know him through his many captivating performances in movies such as Farewell, My Concubine, and I was there at his 1997 concert in Sydney. Hard to believe that he is gone now. It shows again the fragility of human life. I am sure he will be sorely missed by many.