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Late actor Ng Man-tat’s ashes to be brought back to Malaysia, according to his wishes

The actor's younger brother told the media that he “wanted his ashes to be placed at Malaysia so that he can accompany his wife and children”.

Late actor Ng Man-tat’s ashes to be brought back to Malaysia, according to his wishes

A close friend of the actor said Wu was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been receiving treatment in Macau. (Photo: Weibo/Wu Mengda)

The late Hong Kong actor Wu Mengda, also known as Ng Man-tat, was cremated on Monday (Mar 8) afternoon. This was reported by TVB Entertainment News.

His son carried his memorial portrait and Ng’s second wife was also in attendance.

A private service was held earlier in the day for family and friends at Hung Hom Universal Funeral.

The actor’s ashes will be brought back to Malaysia, where he was living for many years with his wife and children, according to his wishes.

His younger brother was quoted by China Times as saying that the actor “wanted his ashes to be placed at Malaysia so that he can accompany his wife and children”.

A memorial service was held a day earlier at the Universal Funeral Parlour where high-profile guests such as Stephen Chow, Andy Lau and Sandra Ng came to pay their respects.

Chow and Lau declined to speak to the press but Ng shared a memory with the journalists about a collaboration where she and the late Ng had played father and daughter. She said, “I’ve been thinking of Man-tat every day for the past 10 days. I’m so sad. It was so sudden. I never expected it to be so fast”.

Ng died on Feb 27 in hospital, surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment in Macau.

He was best known for his roles in movies with comedian Stephen Chow, including The Final Combat, The Justice of Life and Shaolin Soccer. A new movie, The Legend of Shaolin Temple, was released earlier this year.

Source: CNA/sr
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