Fans Gather in Front of the Mandarin Oriental to Commemorate Leslie Cheung’s Death; Fomer Lover Daffy Tong Also Pays His Tribute
Fans gathered in front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong to pay their respects to the late Leslie Cheung on April 1, Wednesday.
On April 1, 200?, renowned singer Leslie Cheung jumped to his death from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel as he was suffering from severe depression. Twelve years after his death, his fans are still showing their support by showing up at the site of his death every year. This year is not an exception.
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More than 200 of Cheung's fans gathered in front of said hotel to pay tribute to him and his memory. Reports say that the other fans who came to his tribute were from other countries.
The fans brought flowers and put it outside the hotel while others held banners which say, 'Forever loving Leslie Cheung'.
Later in the evening, more fans came and stood at the open area in front of the Mandarin Oriental. Cheung's songs were played while fans lit white candles in order to form the word 'LESLIE'. The fans also observed a moment of silence in order to par respects to the late singer.
Despite the time that has passed, many of the singer's fans were not able to hold back their emotions and began to shed tears.
In addition, the organizer of the event thanked the fans for attending every years and expressed their hopes for them to gather in front of the hotel every April 1.
Other fans also gathered at the Po Fook Hill where Cheung was buried to pay their respects for him.
As for his former lover Daffy Tong, it has been reported that he uploaded an old photo of himself and Cheung while holding hands. Tong expressed his love for Cheung through his post, captioning the photo, "Be it in life or death, we have agreed to hold hands forever."
Reports also say that despite the long time that has passed, Tong remained single.
Many of his celebrity friends also paid their respects. Anita Yuen stated that nobody can replace Cheung while Cherie Chung wrote, "You have never left us. Missing you!"