Late actor Richard Ng marries twice in his life, first marriage lasted only 6 months

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    Richard Ng and his wife Helen.

    10th April 2023 – (Hong Kong) Renowned Hong Kong actor Richard Ng Yiu-hon, known for his comedic roles in Hong Kong films of the 1980s and 1990s, has passed away at the age of 83. Ng had a successful career in the entertainment industry spanning decades, and his comedic timing and talent for physical comedy made him a beloved figure among audiences in Hong Kong and beyond.

    Born into a wealthy family, Ng’s father, Ng Hoi-lam, was one of the founders of Kowloon Funeral Parlour and Kowloon Motor Bus. However, Ng’s early life was marked by personal challenges. His mother passed away when he was young, and he was sent to study in the U.K. by his father during his high school years. At the age of 19, Ng fell in love with a foreign girlfriend and eventually married her, despite his father’s objections. As a result, Ng was cut off financially by his father, and he had to support himself through various means after getting married, but he later admitted in an interview that the relationship with his first wife was not based on true love. He said, “At that time, I thought I loved the girl so much, it was like a first love! But actually, it was just satisfaction of physical desires, not real love. We got divorced after only six months.”

    Ng’s journey took a turn when he met his current wife, Susan, a British woman who was a stylist for Vidal Sassoon in New York and London. They got married in 1965 and went on to have four children together: Alex Ng, Zoe Ng, Louise Ng, and Carl Ng. Alex is a successful live event producer who runs the concert production company INTERNATIONAL FIXER, Zoe is a professional dancer who studies nature and travels extensively, Louise is a professional photographer and a mother, and Carl is an actor known in the industry.

    Ng’s passion for entertainment led him to pursue a career in acting. He initially studied dentistry at a university in the U.K. but later transferred to the Manchester School of Theatre to study drama. He made his mark in the entertainment industry with his comedic roles in Hong Kong films during the 1980s and 1990s, earning him a reputation as a talented and versatile actor. Ng’s unique comedic style and ability to connect with audiences made him a household name in Hong Kong and a respected figure in the entertainment industry.

    Ng’s contributions to the entertainment industry and his impact on popular culture in Hong Kong will always be remembered. His comedic genius, warm personality, and dedication to his craft have left a lasting legacy in the hearts of his fans and colleagues alike. Ng’s passing is a great loss to the entertainment industry, and he will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and fans.