Jimmy Wang Yu, Pioneer of KungFu Movies, Dies at 79
The trailblazing martial artist starred in classic Hong Kong movies Golden Swallow and The Chinese Boxer, paving the way for the likes of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.
Wang died in a Taipei hospital on Tuesday, his daughter Linda revealed on Instagram. He had been suffering from chronic ill health for a number of years.
The video below is from 2021.
The actor’s memorial ceremony will be held on April 28th, 2022 (Thursday) in Taiwan’s capita city.
Jackie Chan’s statement
I received some shocking news today on Ching Ming Festival, Jimmy Wang Yu had passed away. Another martial arts hero has left us…. The contributions you’ve made to kung fu movies, and the support and wisdom you’ve given to the younger generations will always be remembered in the industry. And your movies will always remain in the hearts of your fans. We will miss you! Rest In Peace
On Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wang_Yu
On IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911093/