Stars recently gathered at the Po Fook Memorial Hall in Tai Wai, Sha Tin to bid their farewell to Hong Kong filmmaker Wilson Chin, who passed away back in October.
As reported on Mingpao, the memorial, which was held on 8 December before the body was to be cremated, saw the presence of 150 guests including loved ones and close friends from the industry – among them were Lai Lok Yi, Ekin Cheng, Chin Ka Lok, three members of the Big Four, and actress Elaine Yiu.
Dicky Cheung, who appeared alongside Andy Hui and William So, stated that he was grateful for all the lessons they acquired from Wilson during his life.
“He showed us how to be a brave man and how to love the people around him. He personally shared with us how to do so. We even wrote in the memorial book, that if the Big Four represents the body as limbs, hands, and feet, Wilson is the brain. I am sending well wishes to the family,” he said.
William stated that he considered Wilson the fifth member of the Big Four, stating that the filmmaker contributed a lot.
“Before we conceived the formation of Big Four, a lot of things could not be decided, but all of us agreed that Wilson was joining us,” he said.
Elaine Yiu, who starred in Wilson’s “Hearts of Fencing” when she just made her debut, couldn’t help but shed a tear when mentioning the director.
“Thank you Wilson for giving me a lot of opportunities. Without him, I am not who I am today. I have known him for a long time so it’s important that I say goodbye to him today,” she said.
As for Shiga Lin, who starred in Wilson’s “Lan Kwai Fong”, the singer-actress stated that looking at his photo in the mourning hall reminded her of his optimism and joyful nature.
“I didn’t know anything about movies when I first joined showbiz. He taught me what to do and gave me a lot of encouragement and care. Thank you so much to him,” she said.
Wilson passed away on 27 October after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was 59.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)