Hongkongese music stars died at age 78

Here are 2 famous musicians from Hong Kong died at 78:

Lau Kar-leung

Lau Kar-leung (July 28, 1934 Guangzhou-June 25, 2013 Hong Kong) also known as Chia-Liang Liu, Kar-Leung Lau, Lau Kar-Leung, Kar-Leong Lau, Liu Chia-Liang, Kar Leung Lau, Chia Liang Liu, Lau Ka Liang, Kung Fu Liang, Lau Kar-Leung Sifu, Kung Fu Leung, Lau Kar Leung, Jialiang Liu, 劉家良 or 刘家良 was a Hongkongese screenwriter, actor, film director and stunt coordinator. He had two children, Lau Jeanne and Lau Rosemary.

Lau Kar-leung was a highly influential figure in the Hong Kong martial arts film industry, known for his expertise in kung fu and his innovative approach to fight choreography. He began his career in the film industry as an actor in the 1960s, but quickly transitioned to working behind the scenes as a screenplay writer and fight choreographer for Shaw Brothers Studio.

Lau Kar-leung's directorial debut, "The Spiritual Boxer," was released in 1975 and showcased his unique approach to kung fu cinema. He went on to direct many other classic martial arts films, such as "Challenge of the Masters," "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," and "Legendary Weapons of China."

As a martial artist himself, Lau Kar-leung embodied the values of martial arts both on and off the screen. He was a strict disciplinarian who demanded excellence from his actors and stunt performers, and was known for his attention to detail and dedication to authenticity.

Lau Kar-leung's legacy continues to influence martial arts cinema today, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest kung fu filmmakers of all time.

He died caused by cancer.

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William Hartigan

William Hartigan (April 5, 2015-September 11, 1936 Oatlands) was a Hongkongese physician.

He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1889 with a degree in medicine and went on to establish his own private practice in Oatlands. Hartigan was known for his expertise in tropical diseases and was instrumental in developing treatments for diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. He was also a respected member of the community and served as a member of the Oatlands City Council for many years. Hartigan passed away on September 11, 1936, leaving behind a legacy of medical innovation and community service.

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