Chinese actors who deceased in 2003

Here are 2 famous actors from China died in 2003:

Blackie Ko

Blackie Ko (February 22, 1953 Xiangshan County, Zhejiang-December 9, 2003 Shanghai) a.k.a. 柯受良, Ko Sau-Leung, Ko Shou-Liang, Ko, Blackie, Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, Shou-liang Ke, Blacky Ko, Blackie Ko, Sau-Leung Ko, Shou Liang Ko, Kao Sau Leung, Koh Shou Leung, Or Sau Leung, Ko Shau Liang, Ko Shou Liang, Shou-Liang, Blackie Ko Shou-Liang, Asia's Evel Knievel, Hsiao Hei, Kē Shòu Liáng, Ko Shao Liang, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Blackie, Blacky, Shou-liang Ko, Kao Sau-leung, Shao Lieng Ko, Sau Leung Or, Blackie Ko Shou Liang or Blackie Ke Shou Liang was a Chinese actor, film director, film producer, stunt performer and singer. He had one child, Alan Ko.

Blackie Ko began his career in the entertainment industry as a stunt double in the 1970s, and eventually transitioned to acting and directing. He appeared in over 140 films during his career, including "Infernal Affairs II" and "The Killer." Ko also directed several films, including "Into the Fire" and "End of the Road." He was known for performing his own stunts and for his daredevil personality, earning him the nickname "Asia's Evel Knievel." In addition to his work in film, Ko was also a singer and released several albums. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 50, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most respected and talented figures in the Hong Kong film industry.

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Ying Ruocheng

Ying Ruocheng (June 21, 1929 Beijing-December 27, 2003 Beijing) a.k.a. Ying Ruocheng or Ruocheng Ying was a Chinese actor, playwright, politician and translator. He had one child, Da Ying.

Ying Ruocheng was well-known for his role in the 1987 film "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, where he played the character of the Governor of the Imperial City. He was also a respected stage actor in China and was the Vice Minister of Culture in China. Apart from acting and politics, Ying was also a prolific writer and translator, particularly known for his translations of Shakespeare's plays into Chinese. Furthermore, Ying played a significant role in bringing traditional Chinese theater to the west, with productions like "Teahouse" and "Rickshaw Boy". He was awarded several honors throughout his career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Tokyo International Film Festival.

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