30 photos to capture the beauty of Leslie Cheung

By Zhang Xingjian | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-04-01 08:00
Leslie Cheung [Photo/Mtime]

April 1, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Leslie Cheung's death due to depression.

"I am who I am, a different color sparkler. I love myself, just like the bloomy rose waiting to flourish even in the desert," Leslie Cheung sang in one of his musical masterpieces I.

Starting his career as a singer in 1977, Cheung rose to fame thanks to the song The Wind Blows On six years later. Cheung has released many popular albums and is considered one of the founding fathers of Canto pop music.

However, there's much more to his superior accomplishments. In the late 1980s, he shifted his career focus to the movie industry and shaped many classic roles that no one can rival even to this day.

Some people said: "You may not really know about Leslie Cheung's music, but you must have seen one or two of his sentimental movies."

"He is a top Asian giant, has exciting stage performance, astonishing beauty and excellent acting skills," CNN once said about him.

Since his passing, his admirers call him "the elder brother" and have memorialized him in a variety of ways including art exhibitions, movie re-shoots, imitation musical concerts and documentaries.

Let's take a closer look at 30 Leslie Cheung's classic photos as a way to commemorate our beloved "elder brother".

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