On 27th February, Richard Ng Man Tat (吳孟達) passed away at 70 year old due to liver cancer.
Stephen Chow (周星馳) and Richard worked together countless of times. When mentioned about his death news during an interview with the media, Stephen replied he found it hard to accept the news: “I know it not long ago. Although I am monitoring his sickness during this period of time and is slightly mentally prepared for it, but I feel very upset and miss him very much. It is too sudden. We are good friends and filming partners for many years and I cannot accept it until now.”
As for Andy Lau (劉德華), he collaborated with Richard in God of Gamblers II (賭俠) film and said: “Richard had left now. Over there, he is pain free and has no worries. Rest in peace!”