Hong Kong comedian Ricky Hui was found dead in his residence in Kowloon, Hong Kong, last night.
Ricky, who dies of a suspected heart attack at the age of 65, is the brother of Michael Hui, also a veteran comedian, and Sam Hui, a singer who is hailed as Hong Kong’s Gor San (The God of Songs).
Ricky’s body was found on his bed and he was believed to be dead for quite some time, reported Ming Pao. It was suspected to be a heart attack.
The multi-talented performer, who was seen playing supporting roles alongside his siblings in a string of comedy blockbusters back in the 1970s and 1980s, was said to be suffering from heart problem and had been on medication for years.
Still, his death may come as a shock to fans as he looked healthy in a recent picture posted on his newly opened Weibo account early this month.
Born in Guangzhou, China, in 1946, Ricky was most notable for his funny antics in a series of Hui brothers-produced comedies like The Contract, The Private Eyes and Games Gamblers Play.
On top of making people laugh with his screen performance, Ricky was also a musician, having released seven albums, penned the songs in Sam’s debut Cantonese album and participated in the production of the latter’s 1999 musicalMid Summer Night Madness.
He was originally slated to perform at Sam’s concert next April.
Here is a video showcasing the talents of the Hui brothers singing medleys from The Beatles and The Bee Gees. Ricky is the one in the centre.