Veteran Hong Kong TVB actress Ha Ping passes away aged 81
The prolific actress starred in more than 200 films and TV shows in the span of an almost-60-year career.
Veteran Hong Kong actress Ha Ping has passed away at the age of 81.
She died peacefully in her sleep on Monday Aug. 5, according to a report in Lianhe Zaobao on Monday, Aug. 12.
Her funeral will be held on August 19, arrangements of which are reportedly going to be overseen by her son Lin Jiadong.
In her lifetime, Ha has played every role imaginable, from mistress to grandmother, over a career that spanned almost 60 years.
Easily recognisable TVB actress
Ha joined the Hong Kong film industry in 1955, and in her extensive career starred in more than 200 films and dramas.
Younger TVB viewers may recognise her as the proverbial elderly lady in every other drama, but the seasoned actress has acted in many roles throughout her career.
In 2005, Ha won the TVB Anniversary Award for Lifetime Achievement, a prestigious accolade given to veteran actors and actresses.
In 2007, she starred in the movie “Flash Point”, alongside more famous stars such as Donnie Yen, Louis Koo and Fan Bingbing.
Lived alone, suffered a fall in 2015
In 2015, Ha was taken to the hospital after suffering a fall in her home.
The then 78-year-old was living alone at the time.
She struggled in her home for more than 10 hours before her TVB manager called her, and then called for an ambulance.
Although she did not sustain any serious injuries then, her health remained a concern.
Ha’s closest confidant was actor Leung Kin Ping, who was a student of Ha’s husband.
While she had children, she reportedly did not stay in close contact with them.
Top image from Mingpao.