22 February 2019

HK media mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 107, statement says

Hong Kong media mogul and philanthropist Sir Run Run Shaw {邵逸夫} passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 107, Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB, 00511.HK) said. He died in his home at 6:55 a.m., according to a statement from TVB, which was founded by Shaw in 1967. Shaw was born in Ningbo in Zhejiang province in 1907. Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd., which he founded with his brother in the 1930s, has produced more than 1,000 movies over the years, providing entertainment and inspiration to several generations of Chinese. Shaw was widely known for his philanthropic acts, donating huge amounts to support education and medical development in Hong Kong and the mainland.

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