Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Famous screen writer Szeto Kam Yuen earlier passed away due to cancer at the age of 48. Last night a wake was held at the World Funeral Home and the funeral will take place today. Last night a Buddhist ceremony was held. The venue was set up like a party because the departed did not want friends and family to be too sad. Szeto Kam Yuen's photos were shown on a television. His fiance was present and prayed for him. A memorial program was distributed. Good friend Louis Koo Tin Lok wrote an eulogy for the program.
Johnnie To Kei Fung, Wai Ka Fai, Oxide Pang Shun, Mak Tong Kit, Daneil Lam Siu Ming and Donnie Yen Chi Tan all came to pay their respect. To Kei Fung said that he has known Szeto Kam Yuen for over 20 years and was very sorry for the loss. He said, "The most memorable was us coming up with ideas. He was very picky with ideas, but he had a lot of substance. Because he started with Wai Ka Fai, he was pickier. He was an invaluable talent and already reach top level quality." He said that the most interesting was when Kam Yuen was at the hospitalize, Tony Chan Chun Chung went to the hospital to work on his behalf. He was very optimistic and very accepting of others.
Szeto Kam Yueng's final work INFERNO (TOH CHOOK SUN TIN) is still in production in Thailand. Director Pang Shun deliberately returned to Hong Kong to pay his respect. His younger brother Danny Pang Fat and Lau Ching Wan remained in Thailand for the shoot. He represented them and brought funeral funds on their behalf. Pang Shun said that the most memorable was coming up with the script with Szeto Kam Yuen. He said that when this film started production his condition was already very severe, but at first he said that he was fine after chemotherapy. Suddenly one day he had leg pain and everyone immediately got medication for him. Later he returned to Hong Kong for an examination. Pang Shun said that his family did not have any need. Lam Siu Ming said that Kam Yuen was optimistic and positive. Earlier he asked for a photo with co-workers at the company, after which he was very touched because he has always wanted this photo. When they were together their relationships were very deep.
Source: Mingpao, on.cc
Translated by: hktopten