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Hong Kongers pay respects to late movie mogul Run Run Shaw at public memorial service

Published on Jan 17, 2014 11:01 AM

From actors to academics, Hong Kongers paid respects to the late movie mogul Run Run Shaw who died last Tuesday at age 106.

At the Shaw Brothers Movie Town in Tseung Kwan O - a cavernous studio where he oversaw the making of nearly 1,000 movies from the 1960s to 1980s, people steamed in continuously on Friday morning for a public memorial service that will last till 6pm.

They bowed thrice to a gigantic portrait of Sir Run Run, before being seated in rows of chairs, as soft piano music played.

As a reflection of the lives that the movie producer, TVB founder and avid philanthropist touched, those who have come ranged from actors such as movie star Eric Tsang and Yuan Wah, a TVB actor who acted in the hit movie Kung Fu Hustle, to Professor Joseph Sung, vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong - one of the beneficiaries of Sir Run Run's largess.

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