Apple Hong pays tribute to Ng Man-tat, recalls his care & professionalism on set


Mandy How | February 28, 2021, 05:07 PM

Singapore-based actress Apple Hong has posted a tribute to the late Ng Man-tat.

Ng, a legend and veteran actor and comedian in the Hong Kong entertainment industry, passed away on Feb. 27, 2021, at the age of 70.

In an Instagram post on Feb. 27, Hong, 41, wrote a reflection on their acquaintance, respectfully addressing him "Uncle Tat".

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Here's a translation of her post:

"I didn't think that when we fortuitously reunited on Feb. 3, 2019, it would be for the last time. On that day, you walked over to say hi. When I saw that you were skinny to be point of being unrecognisable, I even said that you had become handsome, and wished to worked with you again...😭😭😭

Uncle Tat, I will always remember that when we filmed 'Zui Wu Di' in Heng Dian (in China), you were kind and caring to a newcomer like myself. I will also remember your dedication and professionalism, as well as your love for performing while on the set of "Gong Xi Fa Cai". The happy times we had, enjoying food and durian with the crew/ cast after filming, I will remember that too.

A good person like you, wishing you a smooth journey ahead."

In response to the post, industry friends like Christopher Lee, Hong Huifang, and Pan Lingling have commented with prayer emojis.

Top image via Apple Hong's Instagram page