Ravishing beauty, Yammie Lam (藍潔瑛) lived a bitter life and was unemployed due to mental issue. She stopped the contact with her colleagues in showbiz, relied on her friends for financial support and went to the church to relieve her loneliness. Yammie was found dead in her flat at Stanley, Hong Kong on 2nd November 2018 and many artistes who worked with her previously felt it was a pity, upon hearing her death news.
Yammie enrolled in TVB acting course with Margie Tsang (曾華倩), Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), Sean Lau (劉青雲) and Michael Tao (陶大宇) in 1983. She was heavily groomed at the time and returned to TVB again after her contract ended in early 1987. Yammie proceeded to shoot TVB drama, The Greed of Man (大時代) with Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), Damian Lau (劉松仁) and Michael Tao in 1992. Despite at 29 years old. she played a 19 years old student easily and her brilliant acting skills left a deep impression to the audiences.
During an interview, Michael was recalled of the past memories with Yammie: “We had many scenes in The Greed of Man series and bumped into each other frequently in the company. Although she looked silent on the surface, but Yammie loved to smile and was a pure and innocent girl during the acting course. Subsequently, she kept smiling at us and I only know her updates through the news after the shooting ended.” He also emphasised that Yammie was a cheerful girl in the past.
When mentioned about the rumours that Yammie failed to separate her role character in The Greed of Man drama from reality, Michael said: “It has been a long time since I saw her and she has mood disorder illness as stated in the news. It is a pity and appears that everyone suffers from the same illness in the past 8 to 10 years. We know each other for 10 years and I can feel her pain and suffering in her life. Hopefully she will rest in peace and head for an ideal journey in another world.”
Revealing Yammie was classified as ravishing beauty since joining the industry, Michael said: “She is very beautiful and we can feel her happiness upon receiving the compliments. We feel happy for her as friends and it is an honour in the showbiz. Perhaps we have different experiences as newcomers and are only classmates, and not colleagues. It is an emotional moment and I really hope she will rest in peace and have a happy life.”
When asked if Yammie’s acting skills was considered outstanding during the acting course, Michael replied: “The course lasted for a year and we got to learn everything. We established a good foundation and had to go for examinations. Yammie was given the lead role immediately even as a newcomer because she was beautiful. It was her strength and an achievement. Honestly, every artiste has different styles and she gives me many memories. We used to have dinner in her house after shooting The Greed of Man drama and she always told me to focus on my work. Those were the memories as classmates.”
As many celebrities such as Raymond Chow (鄒文懷) and Yammie passed away lately, the chairman of Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild (香港演藝人協會), Louis Koo (古天樂) shared photo of a blue sky to mourn the veterans on Weibo and left an online message on 3rd November 2018: “2018 is considered a sad year to Hong Kong citizens and too many people passed away. It included Mr Liu Yichang (劉以鬯) and Mr Charles K. Kao (高錕). A few days ago, Mr Jin Yong (金庸) and Mr Raymond Chow also passed away. They are the real elite in Hong Kong.”
Credit To: https://hk.entertainment.appledaily.com/enews/realtime/article/20181105/58875486