Monday, October 08, 2012
Austin Wai Tin Chi earlier was found died in his Beijing home. He was 55. His sisters Wai Ying Hung and Sandy took care of his affairs later. Yesterday morning at 9AM, Siu Hung and her sister appeared in Beijing Babaoshan funeral home where Wai Tin Chi's farewell ceremony was held. Industry insiders Tsui Siu Keung, Ben Ng Ngai Cheung, Stephen Tung Wai all paid their respects.
Siu Sei's farewell ceremony lasted two hours. Media members attempted to enter the venue for interviews and photos but the workers invited them to leave. Wai Tin Chi's manager said, "Everyone please show some respect. This is a private farewell ceremony, please understand. Sister Siu Hung isn't in a great mood, she won't accept any interview."
After the ceremony, Siu Hung and her sister moved to the funeral home door as they solemnly awaited Siu Sei's remain. Although Siu Hung wore sunglasses she still could not hide her sorrow. After the cremation ceremony, Siu Hung and her sister, Tsui Siu Keung, Ng Ngai Cheung, Tung Wai and others went to offer their offering. Siu Hung screamed, "Pick up for Wai Tin Chi, I am bringing you back to Hong Kong." Her sister said, "Brother pick up." They uttered something to themselves and kept sobbing. Siu Hung finally chose an almost 5,000 yuan urn for her brother. Everyone rested for awhile then left Babaoshan. Reporters asked Siu Hung for an interview but she waved her hand and declined.
Ng Ngai Cheung said, "I have known Siu Sei for many years. I happened to be in Beijing so I did my part as a friend. I wish a smooth journey for Siu Sei Gor. No one would forget him. I also send my condolences to Sister Siu Hung. (Did Siu Sei have any unfulfilled wish?) I don't know." Tung Wai said, "The ceremony and the hall were simply decorated, later a memorial will take place in Hong Kong. Siu Hung will announce the details." Tsui Siu Keung had no comment.
As for the Yeung Pan Pan produced film that Wai Tin Chi originally had a part in, now the film had to recast. Yeung Pan Pan admitted that she was sadden and was reluctant to talk more about Siu Sei. One of the actors Pierre Ngo Ka Nin currently already started work in the Mainland. "The team has already ordered not to mention the recast. I am already at work." One of the leads Chan Koon tai today will go to Dongguan to work on JUNG GA TEET MA LAU (REAL FAKE IRON MONKEY). He said, "When I took the role this was the title, it may change."
Ray Lui Leung Wai yesterday appeared at the airport and talked about his friend's death. He said that two to three months ago he and Siu Sei communicated through text messages. He revealed that he wanted to work on a series and even wanted to meet up in Beijing. Later Siu Sei cancelled because he was too tired.
Translated by: hktopten