7th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Andy Lau, recently laid his father, Lau Lai, to rest. The funeral took place in the presence of close family members, a solemn occasion following Lau Lai’s passing on the 20th of last month. Lau, represented by Taiwan’s Focus Group Holdings Limited, expressed gratitude for the support, care, and concern extended by the media and friends during this difficult time.
Following the loss of his father, Andy Lau has maintained a low profile while making arrangements at the funeral parlour in North Point. His wife, Carol Chu Lai-chien, and their 11-year-old daughter, Hanna Lau, arrived in the afternoon. The family, wearing face masks, entered the venue hand-in-hand, with Lau appearing solemn as he acknowledged the media with a respectful gesture. The rare appearance of Lau Hiu-wai has drawn attention due to her striking resemblance to her parents, displaying a poised and elegant demeanour.
The mourning period has also prompted a clarification regarding the correct name of Andy Lau’s wife. The artist’s management agency has corrected her name as “Carol Chu Lai-chien,” specifying that the character “蒨” in her name was previously written without the radical “艹,” and they have rectified this oversight.