Hong Kong actor Alan Tang was just found dead in his Hong Kong home yesterday. According to the Standard, he apparently suffered a stroke. He was 64 years old.
Although not well known in the west, Tang was enormously popular at home. He first made his name as a romantic lead, but transitioned to action films in the 1970s. Think of what Chow Yun-fat was to Hong Kong cinema a decade later – Alan Tang filled the role first. He was a sexy, effortlessly cool badass. And his private life was just as dramatic. Read the earlier post I wrote about his life and career here.
And enjoy this clip from YELLOW PERIL (1984), where he fights Chang Yu, among others.
Above: Alan Tang with Joan Lin Feng-jiao.