Article: TOP 10 Chinese Celebrities Who Died Young

As we all know, the Chinese film industry has a significant influence and impact on people all around the world. Throughout the years, the entertainment industry has lost several talents—some who passed away after suffering from a chronic illness, while others' death was abrupt. It should be no surprise that fame, wealth, and high status could not stop death from taking our favorite celebrities. Several celebrities who had earned admirers all over the world lost their lives when they were pretty young. In this article today, we will talk about the top 10 famous Chinese actors and entertainers who passed away at a young age.

10. Fu Biao

Fu Biao (27 September 1963 – 30 August 2005) was a well-known Chinese actor for portraying the nobody and good men. As a film actor, he worked for the first time in the Shanghai Triad (摇呀摇,摇到外婆桥). From 1997 he acted in several New Year films directed by Feng Xiaogang and became a well-recognised actor in China. Fu was awarded the 21st Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance in the Escort. He died of liver cancer in Beijing on Aug. 30, 2005, after a second failed liver, transplant.

9. Chen Xiaoxu

Chen Xiao Xu (29 October 1965 – 13 May 2007) was a famous Chinese actress, a successful businesswoman, and a billionaire in advertising. Though she only played in two TV series in her short life, she is far more famous than many actors who had high exposure. Her play A Dream of Red Mansions has been re-aired more than 800 times. She died of breast cancer in Shenzhen on May 13, 2007.

8. Danny Chan

Danny Chan Pak-Keung(7 September 1958 – 25 October 1993) was a Hong Kong singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He was widely recognized as the first modern-day pop idol in Hong Kong in 1979; His first signature song, Tears for You, made him a teenage hero. Chan passed away on October 25, 1993, due to progressive brain failure after falling into a coma for 17 months. Speculations that sleeping pills with alcohol led to his coma. In 2009, Chan was awarded the Golden Needle Award by Radio Television Hong Kong to commemorate his contributions to Cantopop music.

7. Anita Mui

Anita Mui Yim-Fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress who made significant contributions to the Cantopop music scene and received numerous awards and honors. She was called the "daughter of Hong Kong." Also Known as an "ever-changing film queen," Mui was a versatile actress born for the camera. She died from cervical cancer on December 30, 2003, at the age of 40.

6. Zhuang Lingyun

Chuang Ling-Yun (9 October 1999 – 5 March 2021) was a Taiwanese actress and singer. She created her debut on a well-liked variety, The King of Shenglin. She additionally marked her return in the TV series Sisters, Let’s, Chase. On 5 March 2021, she jumped from the 10th floor of a school in Songshan District, Taipei and died at the age of 21.

5. Sun Qiaolu

Sun Qiaolu (12 June 1995 – 1 January 2021) was a Chinese actress. She played “Ling Meiqi” in the children’s TV series “Ballala Little Devil”, and she has also appeared in movies directed by Wang Jing. After the show ended, she was in the fashion business and became a social media influencer. Sun died of a heart attack caused by excessive drinking at the age of 25 on 1 January 2021.

4. Teresa Teng

Teng Li-Chun (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995), commonly known as Teresa Teng, was a Taiwanese singer, actress, musician, and philanthropist. Teng died of an asthma attack while vacationing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on May 8, 1995. She was only 42. Even after passing away, she is still loved and admired by countless fans worldwide.

3. Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing(12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. During his lifetime, he played in 56 films, showing excellent box-office appeal. His unrivalled masterpiece Farewell My Concubine (1992) is the first Chinese film to win the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. Tormented by depression, the 47-year superstar committed suicide by jumping off a high-rise hotel on April 1, 2003.

2. Barbara Yung

Barbara Yung Mei-ling (7 May 1959 – 14 May 1985) was a famous Hong Kong actress during the early 1980s. With a sweet face and stunning acting skills, she portrayed the leading character Wong Yung vividly, and she became a sensation in Asia in the 1980s. The traditional role of Wong Yung earned her the nickname "Yunger Forever" by countless fans. Yung died of suicide by gas inhalation at the age of 26, during the peak of her career.

1. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee ( 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher. His performance in the TV series The Green Hornet (1966-1967) set him on the road to fame. He promoted the development of martial arts and martial arts films worldwide in a revolutionary way. However, Lee collapsed and died in July 1973 when making the film Game of Death.