Ugh. It really sucks to report that Hong Kong Shaw Brothers legend Lau Kar Leung has passed. A veteran of dozens of classic films has left us at the age of 76. While he wasn’t my actual sifu, in a way he was. As a kid I watched many of his films, even if I didn’t know who he was, and tried to mimic the moves he choreographed, in such films as Heroes of the East, Drunken Master 2, Blood Brothers, The Water Margin, Five Shaolin Masters, and so many more. He was not only one of the best martial arts actors to come out of the Shaw Brothers, but also one of the best fight choreographers of all time. His Hung Gar style kung fu is still being taught by one of his students, the great Mark Houghton! Our condolences go out to Lau’s family, Mark Houghton, and everyone else whose life has been touched by the great Lau Kar Leung.
Here is some of his best work:
In Ninja Assassin Rain said, “Death will come for us all one day.” I try to honor and celebrate greatness and excellence when I encounter it while the respective individual is alive. Thank you for sharing.
Here, in Indonesia, most of movie fans didn’t remember who he was until they ‘googled’ his pictures and then ‘OMG, I knew him. He was the one in Drunken Master II, rite?’ or something like, ‘I remember watching his old movies when I was child’.
Farewell, Lau Kar Leung.
ONE OF THE TRUE GREATS AND IM SAD HE HAD TO LEAVE US BUT HIS INCREDIBLE BODY OF WORK AND WHO HE WAS AS A PERSON WILL SHINE FOREVER-MISS YA MR LAU KAR LEUNG
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