Fans worldwide pay respects as vandalism targets grave of Beyond frontman Wong Ka-kui

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    20th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Legendary band Beyond’s late frontman, Wong Ka-kui, had his grave at Junk Bay Chinese Permanent Cemetery in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, vandalised on the morning of 19th May. Returning to the scene this morning, it was observed that the tombstone remains covered with a white cloth, awaiting repairs. At around 10am, a devoted fan from mainland China made a two-hour journey from Shenzhen to pay tribute, leaving fresh flowers at the gravesite.

    One fan, Mr. Ho, expressed that he was influenced by Wong Ka-kui from a young age, learning to play the guitar and piano. As he grew older, he ventured into the musical instrument business. He described Wong Ka-kui as a symbol of positivity, resilience, and fearlessness in the face of challenges. Mr. Ho expressed deep sadness over the incident and stressed that while individuals may not appreciate Wong Ka-kui’s music, acts of vandalism should never be justified. He expressed hope that similar incidents would not occur in the future.

    Furthermore, an Australian fan, Mr. Chung, had planned to visit his idol Wong Ka-kui during his journey to Hong Kong, but halfway through the trip, he was shocked to learn about the vandalism. Initially, he even doubted the credibility of the news, finding it difficult to believe. Mr. Chung described Wong Ka-kui and Beyond as a source of pride for Hong Kong, noting that their talent is on par with internationally acclaimed bands. Many people aspire to reach their level of success and are baffled by the mentality of those who commit such acts of violence.