Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan.
My first “encounter” with Sammo Hung was during my secondary school days around 1978-1979. Like many people in the audience, I was intrigued by how agile this fat man was. However, recent leaked videos showed Sammo Hung in a wheelchair. Legends remain legends when they depart at the their peak – like Bruce Lee. Longevity is a curse for legends. When I look back and marvel at Sammo Hung’s glorious moments, I can’t help thinking of the pain we go through as we slowly wither towards the end of our lives. As a legend and icon, Bruce Lee was probably lucky.
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