Date
18 December 2017
Jimmy Heung (inset) produced tens of comedy and action movies, helping create several stars including Stephen Chow (middle). Credit: YouTube, sina.com
Jimmy Heung (inset) produced tens of comedy and action movies, helping create several stars including Stephen Chow (middle). Credit: YouTube, sina.com

Filmmaker Jimmy Heung dies of cancer at 64

Jimmy Heung Wah-sing, a prominent film maker from Hong Kong, died in Beijing Thursday at the age of 64 after suffering from esophageal cancer.

Heung and his elder brother Charles founded Win’s Entertainment in the 1980s, which became one of the most successful film studios in Hong Kong in the following decade.

The company produced a number of blockbusters including God of Gamblers, Flirting Scholar, and the comedy series Fight Back to School which starred Stephen Chow Sing-chi.

Heung shifted his focus to mainland market in recent years. He was treated for esophageal cancer this year, and passed away in the Chinese capital at around 7 pm Thursday, Sing Tao Daily reported.

Jimmy Heung married his present wife Duanmu Yingzi, a mainland-born businesswoman, in 2009.

Jimmy had no regret during his lifetime, but was just was concerned about Duanmu, she said. “I promised him that I would take good care of myself,” she was quoted as saying.

Heung was a legendary movie mogul in the 1980s in Hong Kong, with sharp investment acumen. He helped build the careers of several movie stars including Chow Sing-chi and Sharla Cheung Man.

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