HONG KONG - Former actress Bonnie Law, best known as one of the girl campers who befriend a dead scholar in the 1984 Raymond Wong comedy The Happy Ghost, died on Friday morning (May 27), said Apple Daily. She was 47.
The cause of death was reported as a sudden illness by Ming Pao Daily News, and as heart disease by Apple Daily.
Law was in show business for only four years. She was 15 and a half when she made her screen debut in The Happy Ghost, said Ming Pao. She and the other alumni of the Happy Ghost movies, including May Lo, Rachel Lee and Fennie Yuen, were known as the Happy Girls.
Law's other credits include For Your Heart Only (1985), starring Leslie Cheung; and Fractured Follies (1988), starring Chow Yun Fat. She also acted in television dramas including My Father's Son, with Stephen Chow, before she left the business to study abroad.
Returning to Hong Kong in 1993, she worked in finance but appeared in occasional cameo roles in movies such as The Conman (1998), starring Andy Lau.
Apple Daily said she was planning to act in a Web drama and losing weight for her comeback when she died.