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Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum buried in Vancouver

Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum buried in Vancouver

Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum, a popular comedian known for her iconic thick black-rimmed glasses and heavy build, was buried in her adopted home of Vancouver, Canada.
The funeral was held at the Forest Lawn cemetery in the suburb of Burnaby on Wednesday. A large police contingent was on guard amid heavy media coverage.
Speaking at a separate service, Sum's daughter, Joyce Cheng, called her mother "my shooting star."
Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan honored Sum by declaring her birthday on June 1 as "Ms. Fei Fei Day," which refers to the late actress' Chinese nickname.
Sum, who was reportedly suffering from cancer and a bile duct condition, died in Hong Kong last week. She was reportedly 61.
Sum acted in more than 100 movies in Hong Kong and hosted more than 5,000 episodes of variety shows. Her credits also include a starring role in the Singaporean English-language sit-com "Living with Lydia."
A public memorial service for Sum is scheduled in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Sum is survived by her ex-husband, actor Adam Cheng, and their daughter Joyce.


Updated : 2021-06-18 07:34 GMT+08:00