Date
18 December 2017
Chan Li-chong served HKU for 26 years. He was found hanging inside the bathroom of his Baguio Villa flat. Photo: HKEJ, HKU
Chan Li-chong served HKU for 26 years. He was found hanging inside the bathroom of his Baguio Villa flat. Photo: HKEJ, HKU

HKU medical professor found hanging in flat

Colleagues are grieving and looking for answers after the apparent suicide of a University of Hong Kong (HKU) pathology professor.

They have set up a memorial for Chan Li-chong in the HKU pathology building in Queen Mary Hospital, Apple Daily reports. 

Chan, 64, was found hanging inside the bathroom of his Baguio Villa home by his wife at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Chan left no suicide note and police said the incident appeared to be suicide. An autopsy is pending.

Sources said Chan suffered from mood disorder and had been showing symptoms before he died.

Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU’s Li Ka-shing medical faculty, praised Chan as a highly respected professor and a pioneer in medical education reform.

Chan, who served HKU for 26 years, previously headed its pathology department.

He was an honorary professor and director of the Center for the Humanities and Medicine. 

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Good Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 (or email [email protected].)

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