Hong Kong celebrities young and old recently gathered at the Hong Kong Coliseum to remember Leslie Cheung as 1 April 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the superstar’s passing.
Stars, including Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Louis Koo, Dicky Cheung, Joyce Cheng and even his partner Daffy Tong had things to say about the actor and singer, who breathed his last back on 1 April 2003.
In a video shared at the event, Tony spoke about their movie collaboration, saying, “In the spring of ’90, you and I worked together for the first time. You became the Best Actor; in the fall of ’94, you taught me to bury a watermelon in the desert. You always had endless mischievous ideas; in winter ’96, you promised me to go to Iguazu. In the end only one made it.”
“In summer ‘01, you personally presented the award to me, and I kept the promise between me and you on the stage. All the seasons of the past, the highs and lows, rises and falls you were all there. Today let us experience your seasons anew,” he added.
As for Sandra, the actress said that she first came to know Leslie when she was 14.
“When I first got into the business, you put me in your music video. Thank you, my music video lover; the inspiration of love, the spring of career, they were all because of you.”
Many stars, from Leon Lai to Kelly Chen also performed at the concert. Singer Joyce Cheng performed the song, “Past Year Love” from Leslie’s 1986’s “A Better Tomorrow”, while Dicky, who won the New Talent contest by performing Leslie’s “Love Cross” performed several hits and teared up as he sang the last song. Meanwhile, Vivian Chow performed “If You Knew My Good Intention”, the song Leslie wrote for her.
Prior to the concert, Leslie’s former manager Florence Chan led fans to present flowers and mourn in silence outside the venue.