Veteran Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang has died at the age of 86 at a Covid-19 quarantine hotel in the southern Chinese city, local media reported.
Sang was best known internationally for his action roles in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day, 1989’s The Killer by John Woo, 2001’s Rush Hour 2 starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and 1998’s The Replacement Killers opposite Chow Yun -Fat and Mira Sorvino.
Tsang had been in quarantine for seven days after returning from Singapore on Monday and was found collapsed on the floor of his hotel room by staff on Wednesday, according to the South China Morning Post newspaper and other media.
No cause of death was given and the newspaper said he had tested negative for the virus and had no underlying medical conditions.
In total, according to his IMDb page, Tsang has had around 237 acting credits, mainly in Hong Kong film and television productions and particularly in detective and martial arts films.
Tsang was born on September 2, 1935 in Shanghai and began acting after graduating with a degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he made his debut in 1955.
In 1969 alone he acted in more than 20 films and continued to work until his death.
Married three times, Tsang had a son with his first wife, Lan Di, and a daughter with his second wife, Barbara Tang.
Hong Kong is dealing with a renewed outbreak of cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and is requiring all travelers to quarantine for up to 14 days.
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